ORBITAL ARE BACK IN A BIG WAY
With a number 1 dance album – and a credible number 12 place in the UK album national all genre charts, Orbital are back in a big way. After a summer of great performances at Festivals and own shows in UK and Europe (thank you Brighton Hull Gateshead and Glasgow, Amsterdam, Dublin, Moscow and Spain) and with the great reaction to the new album “ Monsters Exist” ( this is certainly true and visible in the manifestations of today) they are staying right on message.
Satan - Live from the Hammersmith Apollo
The album "Monsters Exist" is particularly joyous and includes a contribution from Professor Brian Cox who narrates authoritatively on the "end of the world". Here is what Orbital say about that track : There Will Come A Time feat. Brian Cox
"I'm from that train of thought that by acknowledging death, you will live life well. Hiding from death, you'll just be waiting for life to start. The awareness of mortality is what you celebrate. We're gonna die, so lets enjoy it then. Brian Cox, he's like David Attenborough for science. He's brilliant, and he's brought physics to kids and adults that wouldn't normally watch that kind of thing. I always wanted to sample him from the tv programs, but there was always too much ambient music in the background. I thought, "why don't I ask him?" because he used to be in a dance band. I asked him on twitter and he said yeah. I asked him, "what do you want to say to the world that you can't say in a family friendly TV program? What do you want to say with Orbital?" This is what he came up with, and it was exactly what we wanted. I think it sums up the album. I wasn't sure to put it at the beginning or the end, but I had to go with "Monsters Exist," the theme, at the beginning. So, we've got Professor Brian Cox finishing the whole thing off, giving you a summary of human existence and its place in the universe. "Don't worry, we're just a bit of star dust floating about. It's much bigger than you can imagine, and you're not going to last very long." – Paul Hartnoll from the recent Billboard feature
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
"'Tiny Foldable Cities' has classic Orbital written all over it, but remains fresh in this ever-changing landscape of electronic music"
"The elder statesmen of rave"
"The Hartnoll brothers are on fabulous form"
The Sunday Times
"They are back to show people how it's done"
"Arena-rocking electro duo are reunited and it feels so good"
"They sound as mighty as they ever have in the past" ***
"We're really excited about this. The masters return"
Consequence Of Sound
"A masterful soundscape"
The Irish News
"A welcome return"
"Their legacy remains securely locked in place"
"Three minutes of fluctuating tension ... frenetic and tinny bleeps which are then smoothed out to make more levelled, ambient arrangements.”
Consequence Of Sound on P.H.U.K.
“This is already turning out to be a great album”
Tiny Mix Tapes
“I love this"
Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) on Tiny Foldable Cities
Radcliffe and Maconie (BBC 6 Music) on Tiny Foldable Cities
Shaun Keaveny (BBC 6 Music) on Tiny Foldable Cities
Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) on P.H.U.K.
"Back to their bleep and beat-filled best"
Nemone (BBC 6 Music) on P.H.U.K.
"An absolute barnstormer of epic proportions"
Dr Who - live from Bluedot (with guests BBC Radiophonic workshop)
REMAINDER OF ORBITAL'S PLANS IN 2018
Orbital head off to Dubai at the end of September before a European tour in October which takes in two shows in Amsterdam during the ADE, three shows in Germany and single shows in Poland, Sweden and Denmark Then it’s a quick visit to USA in early December finishing the year with five UK shows just before Christmas in London Cambridge, Bristol Sheffield and Manchester.
ORBITAL’s 2019 WORLD TOUR PLAN
WORLD TOUR IN 2019 to celebrate 30 years since “Chime” changed music forever and was their first hit single.
February and early March 2019 finds them in New Zealand and Australia.
Please make early enquiries for their availability in 2019 as we are targeting Festival shows across UK and Europe as well as in Japan and the Pacific rim.
See also orbitalofficial.com.
For information on Orbital availability please contact their exclusive Agent
Dan Silver at
Value Added Talent
1, Purley Place London UK
+44 207 704 9720
available on email email@example.com.