'‘Karl Hyde’s solo debut shows how far club culture has come’ – The Independent
'I stood on that stage and felt that's exactly where I wanted Underworld to perform'. In a five-year journey that began when he first set afoot at the Sydney Opera House with pioneering producers Brian Eno, Leo Abrahams, Jon Hopkins and legendary experimental trio The Necks, Karl Hyde finally returns for a solo debut destined for the Concert Hall stage – bringing his new album Edgeland and re-imagined, never-performed Underworld favourites in a performance that bridges the past, present and future of one of Britain's great electronic music legacies.
A legendary front-man that exists 'somewhere between Bono and Gary Numan', Hyde has continually captured the darkly euphoric echoes that exist side-by-side with clubland highs, yet only now has brought their lyrical force to the fore with a band and concert setting to match. Drawing from over three decades and eight studio albums, film soundtracks and Underworld's recent work as musical directors of the London Olympic Games' opening ceremony, the singer-producer has delved into the outer edges of his East London upbringing and the life-long collaborations that have made his name. From the thirty year-old debut 'Doot Doot' and nine minute 'Dirty Epic' to early rarities 'Jumbo', 'Between Stars' and the never-performed '8 Ball' - Vivid LIVE presents Karl Hyde as never seen before.