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Unkle feature ER's Goran Visnjic in stunning new video

Goran Visnjic

Story by Jack Foley

UNKLE return in emphatic fashion with new single, Burn My Shadow, taken from the imminent third album, War Stories.

The song features former front man of The Cult, Ian Astbury, on lead vocals and boasts a stunning video, featuring ER‘s Goran Visnjic as a man who wakes up to find that he has only minutes to live.

Viewers watch as the character goes through shock, panic, frustration, anger and eventually acceptance of his fate.

By putting it in the same time frame as it takes for the actual song to play out, the audience will empathise much more with the character’s predicament because they will share his anxiety.

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Burn My Shadow opens with a short burst of acoustic guitar before building upon the pulsating, insistent beat for which UNKLE (James Lavelle and Richard File) are known, ebbing and flowing between foreboding and abrasiveness, a sense of urgency and paranoia present throughout.

Unkle, War Stories

The song (released on June 25) marked the first release on James Lavelle’s new label, Surrender All, part of the Surrender All stable which will connect his famously broad range of interests – music, fashion and art – through one independently run axis: Surrender All is the record label, which will be a home for exciting new talent, whatever its musical persuasion, with the aim to push boundaries in the same that Mo Wax did.

James has also set up the Surrender clothing line, the Surrender Sound studio.

The album – War Stories – is out on July 2 and we have two FREE tracks to savour by following the links…

Listen and download Chemistry

Listen and download Persons and Machinery