UNKLE’s brand new single, “Follow Me Down” feat. Sleepy Sun, will be released on June 7th on Surrender All

Anyone who has followed the frantically zig zagging path that UNKLE have tread thus far know now to expect the unexpected – the visionary James Lavelle and partner Pablo Clements seem to have built a career out of deliberately wrong-footing and surprising people. And so it is that with UNKLE’s latest album, the haunting, beautiful “Where Did the Night Fall”, that finds them once again alighting on completely new ground, with fresh collaborators – of which the latest single, released on June 7th,  “Follow Me Down” is just the latest example.

A collaboration with the psychedelic Californian band Sleepy Sun, “Follow Me Down” is the sound of UNKLE moving off in another direction; this time twinkling, desert scorched, Middle-East tinged rock. As the beats build climactically in the background, Sleepy Sun’s frontwoman Rachel Williams unleashes her talismanic howl and the whole enterprise threatens to blow itself wide open.  A predatory climax simmers down with dark, menacing horns playing the song out with a cooling and eerie sense of completion.  

The accompanying video, directed by the prolific, long-term UNKLE collaborators Warren du Preez & Nick Thorton Jones, is suitably mesmerising, incorporating their distinct hyper-visual aesthetic. Shot in monochrome colours and cloaked in smoke, renowned supermodel Liberty Ross writhes and snakes, adorned in only chameleon-like body paint.

UNKLE return to the stage to showcase the new LP “Where Did the Night Fall” released May 10th, with a select number of shows and festival appearances this summer, including a very special classical performance of many UNKLE songs past and present, in collaboration with Heritage Orchestra on July 10th.

25th – London, Koko

11th – Manchester, Warehouse Project


3rd – O2 Wireless with 2ManyDJs, LCD Soundsystem
10th – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UNKLE Classical performance with the Heritage Orchestra