There’s a palpable buzz in the air today, as Church Road Records unveiled news that has fans of UNDERDARK on the edge of their seats. The band, known for their intricate melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, is set to release their second long play, ‘Managed Decline,’ on the 24th of November.
UNDERDARK has already graced listeners with the lead single, ‘Enterprise (1st November 2004),’ now available on all streaming platforms. This track offers a tantalizing preview into what ‘Managed Decline‘ promises: an immersive journey that challenges the conventions of their genre.
Vocalist Abi explains the meaning behind the lead single: “Enterprise is the most aggressive song on the album so it’s fitting that it’s the darkest part of the story. A father and daughter are earning money – by pimping the kid to buy dope. I wrote it to also serve as a metaphor for the fetishisation of entrepreneurship in neoliberal society.”
The forthcoming LP not only underscores the band’s evolving artistry but also their unwavering commitment to producing music that leaves an indelible mark on the listener. It’s evident that ‘Managed Decline‘ isn’t just another album in their discography; it’s a significant stepping stone that signifies their growth and maturation in the music world.
For those eager to get their hands on this musical masterpiece, pre-orders for ‘Managed Decline‘ in various formats, including vinyl, CD, and cassette, are open. Fans can also browse through an array of exclusive merchandise, further immersing themselves in the UNDERDARK experience.
Catch Underdark on tour this November, with Cruelty:
22.11 @ Boom, Leeds
23.11 @ Newcastle, Little Buildings
24.11 @ Boston Music Rooms, London
25.11 @ The Golden Lion, Bristol
26.11 @ AATMA, Manchester