Unkle reveal their sixth album, The Road: Part II / Lost Highway, out now through James Lavelle’s label, Songs For The Def. It is the second in a series of 3 albums and the follow up to the highly acclaimed, The Road: Part 1.
“I started doing a show on Soho Radio in 2018, which made me think about playing records in a different way. It wasn’t about trying to make people dance in a nightclub. It was a breath of fresh air, and about playing a more eclectic mix. The Road: Part II was made in the same way – it’s a mixtape and a journey. You’re in your car, starting in the day and driving into the night. The language of it was to be the ultimate road trip.
It’s the mid-part of a trilogy. The first record is like you’re leaving home; you’re naive and on a journey of discovery. There are elements of my early days in there, as well as a bit of everything since. There’s an optimism and excitement to the record, as there was with me having to direct this project alone for the first time.
This record is the journey. You’re on the road, out there in the world. There are let-downs, highs, lows, love, loss, and experiences. The third record to come is basically about coming home; wherever that may be." - James Lavelle.
James Lavelle will be doing a series of in-store signings
2nd Whitstable, Gatefield Sounds
3rd Leeds, Crash
5th Liverpool, Jacaranda Records Phase One