Karl Hyde (born 10 May 1957) is an English musician and artist. He is a founding member of British electronic group Underworld. Hyde has also released a solo album, made albums with Brian Eno and Matthew Herbert, and contributed towards the score for the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony alongside Rick Smith.
Karl Hyde in 2016
|Birth name||Karl Hyde|
|Born||10 May 1957|
|Origin||Bewdley, Worcestershire, England|
He is a founding member of the multi-discipline design and film collective Tomato and has published several books.
Hyde moved to Cardiff in the late 1970s to study at Cardiff College of Art. There he formed the new wave-synthpop band Freur in 1982 with Rick Smith and Alfie Thomas. The band released two albums, Doot-Doot and Get Us out of Here, before relocating to Essex, and renaming themselves Underworld. They have continued to make music since.
In 2014, Hyde collaborated with English musician and record producer Brian Eno on the album Someday World, which was released on Warp. The first single from this album, "The Satellites", was released in March 2014. Within weeks of the album's release, it was announced that a second album, High Life, would be released on 30 June (1 July in North America), also through Warp.
With The Screen Gemz
- I Just Can't Stand Cars / Teenage Teenage (7" Single, 1979)
Singles by Hyde
- "Cut Clouds" (Universal, 2013)
- "The Boy with the Jigsaw Puzzle Fingers" (Universal, 2013)
Publication by Hyde
- Jeffries, David. "Karl Hyde Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- Montgomery, Hugh (23 October 2011). "How We Met: Rick Smith & Karl Hyde". London: The Independent. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Freur". WalesMusic. BBC Wales. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- "Underworld's Karl Hyde announces solo album Edgeland: stream the first track inside". FACT Magazine. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Unterberger, Andrew The SPIN Interview: Underworld SPIN. 15 March 2016
- "Karl Hyde to release first solo album". Chaos Control. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Geslani, Michelle (24 January 2013). "Underworld's Karl Hyde announces solo debut album, Edgeland". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Blistein, Jon (4 March 2014). "Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde Launch 'The Satellites'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Minsker, Evan (4 March 2014). "Listen: Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde: "The Satellites"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Henry, Dusty. "Brian Eno and Karl Hyde announce new album, High Life, stream "DBF"". Retrieved 29 May 2014.