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28th May 2018

Underworld and Iggy Pop may have just created this summer’s big banger

Eric Lalor

Underworld and Iggy Pop are not young, but this is so fresh.

Iconic is a word loosely bandied about to describe artists of a vintage persuasion, but there is no denying that both Iggy Pop and Underworld are worthy of the description.

Iggy, the former frontman of The Stooges, has been going since time began and is showing no signs of slowing up. The man behind seminal songs such as ‘Lust For Life’, ‘Real Wild Child (Wild One)’ and ‘The Passenger’ still has plenty left in his locker.

Underworld are no strangers to iconic tunes themselves and are the architects of one of the most enduring dance tunes of all time, ‘Born Slippy’, otherwise known as that track from ‘Trainspotting’.


They’ve got together to create ‘Bells and Circles’ and it is, quite simply, to coin a phrase, a whopper.

It’s Underworld and their effervescently hypnotic basslines, coupled with the brilliant Iggy Pop reciting some prose about the halcyon days of being allowed to smoke on an aeroplane and other such wonderful nuggets.

It’s barmy and it’s brilliant and is like the antithesis to Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Everybody Wear Sunscreen’ song. Have a listen here and revel in its brilliance.

Clip via Underworld

Expect this tune to be blasting out at festivals and raves near you this summer.

Underworld are playing the All Together Now Festival in Waterford on 4 August.

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