The Hickey Underworld are back with their second 'I'm Under the house, I'm Dying' set for release on September 24th 2012 on [PIAS] records. It's been two years since their first album and now the Belgian garage rock band are set to release 'The Frog' on July 23rd as the first single from the new album.
Accompanying the single is a fairly depraved music video directed by Joe Vanhoutteghem. It features a repetitive cycle involving lead vocalist Younes Faltakh and various actors taking it in turns to jump out of a window and punch each other. It's an unusual concept to grasp but is nonetheless innovative and inimitable. The track itself is a heavily percussion led courtesy of Jimmy Wouters, with an eerie guitar and keyboard riff throughout.
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In a country not exactly famous for its huge rock music scene, since Millionaire have gone quiet and Deus are past their best, it's looking like Belgian rock is all but dead in the water. Step forward The Hickey Underworld, creators of this loud and messy (essentially what your Dad would call a 'racket') eponymous album.
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