As it stands, if you want to divide a room by old dance music fans and new dance music fans, all you need to do is mention Underworld and see how many people know who you’re talking about. That might all change in 2016, though, because the British trio have announced their first album in over five years in the form of Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future.
Perhaps best known for “Born Slippy,” a track which would reach international audiences after landing in the soundtrack for the 1996 film Trainspotting, Underworld continued to release music up through 2010’s Barking before an extended silence left them in a shroud of obscurity through the EDM explosion of the past several years.
While a teaser of a handful of tracks from the effort doesn’t promise much in the way of updated sound design elements from the trio, perhaps it will reach new audiences by virtue of nostalgic appeal alone.
Either way, Underworld‘s ninth studio album, Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future is slated for release on March 18th, 2016 through Caroline International.