Lindisfarne / Unluck

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"Lindisfarne / Unluck"
Single by James Blake
from the album James Blake
Released 16 June 2011[1]
Format Digital download, 10" vinyl
Recorded 2010
Genre Lindisfarne: Folktronica, soul, trip hop
Unluck: Trip hop, electronica
Length 6:54
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) James Blake, Rob McAndrews
Producer(s) James Blake
James Blake singles chronology
"The Wilhelm Scream"
"Lindisfarne / Unluck"
"Order / Pan"

"Lindisfarne / Unluck" is a double A-side single by English dubstep producer and singer-songwriter James Blake, released as the third single from his self-titled debut album. The single was released as a digital download on the iTunes Store on 16 June 2011[1] and on 10" vinyl the following day.[2]

Song information[edit]


"Lindisfarne" shows elements of folktronica, trip hop, and soul music. It has extensive use of auto-tune, vocoders and multi-layered vocals over acoustic guitar playing.

On the album, the song is split up into 2 parts; "Lindisfarne I" and "Lindisfarne II". On the single, the two are combined into one shortened track, "Lindisfarne (Edit)"[1]


"Unluck" is an electronic song that brings out elements of IDM, trip hop, and post-dubstep. It is in exactly the same form on the single as it is on the album.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for "Lindisfarne (Edit)" to Blake's VEVO page on YouTube. As of 28 February 2012, the music video has 570,452 views.[3]

There was no video released for "Unluck"

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lindisfarne" (Edit) James Blake, Rob McAndrews 3:51
2. "Unluck"   J. Blake 3:03
Total length:


Credits adapted from Discogs.[2]


  • James Blake - songwriting, production
  • Rob McAndrews - acoustic guitar and songwriting on "Lindisfarne (Edit)"


  • Helen Litherland - artwork
  • Alexander Brown - design

Music video[edit]

  • Martin De Thura - director[3]


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