UNKLE (or sometimes stylised as U.N.K.L.E. in the early days) are a British band founded in 1992 by James Lavelle.
Former members:
Tim Goldsworthy (1994-1995)
Kudo (1994-1995)
DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) (1997-1999)
Richard File (1999-2008)
Pablo Clements (2007-2014)

When playing live they were also joined by The Scratch Perverts DJs First Rate & Tony Vegas & Prime Cuts
MW085CDP UNKLE - Psyence Fiction album art UNKLE Psyence Fiction (Album, Single) Mo Wax MW085CDP UK 1998 Sell This Version
MWU 001CDZ, 986 554-4(32) UNKLE - Never, Never, Land album art UNKLE Never, Never, Land (Album) Mo Wax, Island Records MWU 001CDZ, 986 554-4(32) France 2003 Sell This Version
none UNKLE - War Stories album art UNKLE War Stories (Album) Surrender All none UK 2007 Sell This Version
PODCD0722 UNKLE - End Titles... Stories For Film album art UNKLE End Titles... Stories For Film (Comp, Album) Surrender All PODCD0722 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
SURR011CD UNKLE - End Titles... Redux album art UNKLE End Titles... Redux (Album) Surrender All SURR011CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
none UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall album art UNKLE Where Did The Night Fall (Album, Comp) Surrender All none UK 2010 Sell This Version
MR 5291-2 UNKLE - Another Night Out album art UNKLE Another Night Out (Album) Surrender All MR 5291-2 Ukraine 2011 Sell This Version
none UNKLE - Variation On A Theme (Live At Union Chapel) album art UNKLE And The Heritage Orchestra UNKLE And The Heritage Orchestra - Variation On A Theme (Live At Union Chapel)(8xFile, FLAC) Surrender All none 2014
SFTDCS001 UNKLE - The Road: Part I album art UNKLE The Road: Part I (Album) Songs For The Def SFTDCS001 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none UNKLE - Live - On The Road: Koko album art UNKLE Live - On The Road: Koko (Album) Live Here Now none UK 2017 Sell This Version
SFTDCS005 UNKLE - The Road: Part II / Lost Highway album art UNKLE The Road: Part II / Lost Highway (Album) Songs For The Def SFTDCS005 UK 2019 Sell This Version
SFTDLPCD003XX UNKLE - Rōnin I album art UNKLE Rōnin I (Album) Not On Label (UNKLE Self-released) SFTDLPCD003XX 2021 Sell This Version

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September 4, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
the boxset edition of psyence fiction now have a release date: august september 2020 (date was change)
it will be called pysence fiction director cut
confirmed by unkle on his instagram account
boxset is now push to a unknown date, if you have money invest in it, you can ask for a refund. (update: september 7 2020)


March 15, 2019
Willing to let go of an almost completet UNKLE CD collection with early single cds, rare promo stuff, japanese imports etc.


October 20, 2016
Absolutely,the early work was ground-breaking.not so much in favour of the elitist 'vinyl factory' releases of recent years.seems like a massive middle finger to those who listened with faith in the early days.
Obviously I can't speak for the general populous but I reckon alot of people would agree with me on this.last thing I bought was end titles which was it seems if you want to own any of unkle's material on vinyl you need a f##cking overdraft.very disappointing from James lavelle who obviously has been influenced by the same music as myself (everything from led zeppelin to Vangelis)
What happened to you James? Mo Wax to Mo money.


December 26, 2007
James Lavelle is the heart and soul of the Unkle projects and albums. Organising and working with an all-star cast James has produced some of the best musical works of recent times. Unkle has managed to transform itself from album to album; spoiling listeners with a blend of hip hop, breaks, rock and cinematic pieces. Genre or style is not important to Unkle but simply the goal to create great original music where there is a large void..
The Unklesounds live, mixes and edits are also magnificent; there is too much to recommend here but the standard of every release is consistently excellent. In addition to the music Unkle keeps itself interesting with extra material, unconventinal merchandise and cool artwork. The most recent CD album "War Stories" has a hidden bonus track at the end of the album as if the golden collaborations with Josh Homme, Ian Astonbury & Gavin Clark were not enough! Check it out UNKLE is KING!


November 24, 2004
edited over 17 years ago
A group that achieved super stardom as soon as the first production was released. With James Lavelle heading this group up, there is no hit or miss with U.N.K.L.E. . Every Production has a lot of thought put into it and they always seem to be good. When James Lavelle first hit the shelves, he became an instant hit. However, he felt that this instant fame and fortune was not his character, and has tried to keep his gigs low profile (ie Bars and small clubs). This goes to show that U.N.K.L.E. is NOT in it for the money, so must be in it for the music. Any artist thats into production for the music is bound to incorporate a lot of feeling into their music, and U.N.K.L.E. is no exception. High quality thoughtful music that is produced for the music.

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