Drift is Underworld’s hugely ambitious year-long experiment; an episodic series that sees Underworld record, mix and release music weekly. Each self-contained Drift episode sees Karl Hyde and Rick Smith collaborate with Tomato’s Simon Taylor to produce audio/visual work that fires off tangentially, often inspired by the previous week’s work. Scheduled to run for an entire year, Drift is a fully open recording process; a unique and visionary space the band have created for themselves to exist within, and will cumulate with an album derived from the year’s worth of material – Drift Songs – in October 2019.
Like everything else that happens in the World of Underworld, Drift is a signpost on an extraordinary journey that began in South Wales and isn’t going to end anytime soon. Every stop is a diversion, a question mark, a cause to celebrate, an inspiration. There is no route map for the road ahead – just an avowed intent to do things differently, perpetually.