A MONKEY’S UNKLE

Banged-up singer's voice on new UNKLE single for next year, NOEL remix also likely...

Ian Brown is the guest vocalist on the new UNKLE single ‘Be There’, released on February 1 next year through Mo’Wax.

The song is a reworking of the instrumental track ‘Unreal’ from UNKLE‘s ‘Psyence Fiction’ album, masterminded by James Lavelle and released earlier this year.

According to a spokeswoman, Lavelle sent Brown a DAT tape of the track after the album was released and the singer eventually recorded the vocal in his own home studio – just before he was sent to prison on October 23 for threatening behaviour.

Although the titles of the B-sides have not yet been revealed, it’s believed they will feature a NOEL GALLAGHER remix of ‘The Knock’ and remixes of ‘Celestial Annihilation’ by DJ ASSAULT and THE COMMITTEE – both from ‘Psyence Fiction’. related news

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‘Be There’ is the second single to be taken from the album. The first, ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’, released in October, featured THOM YORKE on vocals.

Meanwhile, UNKLE featuring James Lavelle and the SCRATCH PERVERTS headline the NME Premier Tour along with IDLEWILD, DELAKOTA and LLAMA FARMERS. The 12-date UK tour kicks off at Glasgow QMU on January 10, and concludes at London WC2 Astoria on January 24.

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