VIDEO: Underground Railroad – 8 Millimeters

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Underground Railround release their new single ‘8 Millimeters’ on the 17th of October 2011, you can check out the new video on Vimeo and YouTube:

The trio will also be kick-starting their tour tonight at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in London. Get in touch if you want to catch the band at any of their UK shows (below).

LIVE: 17 Oct Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London
19 Oct King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
25 Oct Spanky Van Dykes, Notthingham
26 Oct The Oporto, Leeds
27 Oct Trof Fallowfield, Manchester
28 Oct The Croft, Bristol
29 Oct The Oakford Social, Reading

In the shape of new album ‘White Night Stand’ Underground Railroad have made a career defining best – an intense, accomplished third that encapsulates a brooding Dystopian vision of modern London: Hailing from Paris, Underground Railroad’s outsider status perhaps has granted them a detached insight into the city’s workings. New single ‘8 Millimeters’ (One Little Indian, 17th October) – written and sung by guitarist Marion – was inspired by the bar of the same name in Berlin’s hip Prenzlauer Berg district, visited during a break from the recording of the album. Inside Marion recollects, ‘there’s always a subtitled 60’s art movie on with no sound – the only source of light!’ Hence ‘the really strange atmosphere down there’ caught her imagination, giving the words their disassociated millennial feel, and the song its uneasy descending blues. The overall impression conveyed is at once intoxicatingly decadent and thrillingly ominous. Further inspiration across the album came from Twin Peaks and David Lynch – Marion naming ‘The Black Widow’, ‘The Orchid’s Curse’, and ‘Traces To Nowhere’ after episodes of the show, and ‘Yellow Suit’ in reference to ‘Blue Velvet’.

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