Somerset based five-piece UK:ID are to release their new single ‘Something Or Nothing’ on UK:ID Records on 4th May 2015, with their debut album ‘Freedom Of Speech’ set to be released later the same month.

‘Something Or Nothing’, the follow up to the recent Louder Than War and BBC Introducing endorsed ‘Freedom Of Speech’, it was recorded at award winning producer John Ratcliff’s studio and is an indication of what to expect from their forthcoming debut album ‘Freedom Of Speech’ which is set for release in May.

Taking their inspiration from the likes of Rudimental, Chase & Status, Noisia and The Prodigy, the new single sees the band merge crunchy guitars and liquid synths with the dynamic rap vocals of front man Ben-Jah and the stunningly soulful voice of Ella Harris. The result is truly infectious.

UK:ID formed a couple of years ago while at Stafford University when siblings KJ (bass) and Ben-Jah (vocals/keyboards) met up with Glenn (guitar), Joey (drums) and most recently Ella Harris (featured vocals). Since then they have built up an ever-expanding fan base and during last Summer the band headlined 5,000-plus capacity festivals at The Godney Gathering in Somerset, Stafford Castle Festival and Farm Fest in Bruton.

Their debut album features twelve brand new tracks and as well as the two singles, also includes ‘Crooks’ which recently featured on the multiplayer online game APB: Reloaded.

UK:ID will play the following shows over the next few months; more dates will be announced in the very near future to coincide with the album release.

Live Dates:

  • Apr 24th The King Arthur, Glastonbury
  • May 4th The Joiners, Southampton
  • Jun 6th Talking Heads, Southampton
  • Jun 7th The Royal Albion, Reading
  • Jun 11th The Grapes, Stafford
  • Jun 12th The Wunderbar, Radstock/midsomer Norton
  • Jun 13th The King Arthur, Glastonbury
  • Jun 27th Pavlov’s Dog, Reading
  • Jul 18th The Godney Gathering (Dj Set), Somerset
  • Jul 25th Radstock Fete, Radstock
  • Aug 22nd The Victoria Club, Street (Somerset)
  • Sep 11-13th Mischief Festival

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  1. Hi, this album was recorded at Orchard Recording Studios. There is a mistake in your article. John Ratcliff ran Sprint Music Studios up until 2010. Sprint stopped trading in 2010. It became Orchard shortly afterwards with new owners. John Ratcliff had nothing to do with this album. It was engineered by Ben Turner and was produced by the band. Regardless, it is a excellent album and the band worked really hard on its creation.


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