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Underworld dig records

By | Published on Tuesday 26 October 2010

Underworld have been talking about why – despite being an act who put content online all the time – they still like to record a full album on occasion. The dance duo’s Karl Hyde was talking to Washington website DCist about their recent long player ‘Barking’.

Hyde: “Since we’ve started doing stuff on the internet, an album is just a thing we release. We publish on the internet every day and have done so for ten years; music, short films, words, links to other artists. The internet has given us the ability to break out of the traditional format of records and racking in record shops”.

He continues: “But the truth is we love records. And records today are a calling card. Unfortunately they don’t sell in the way that they used to, even when we were an indie band in the early 90s. [But] a record is a calling card to say we’re here and we’ve got something new to play for you”.