ORBITAL PITCHFORK EXCLUSIVE FEAT. ZOLA JESUS & ANNOUNCE HEADLINE FESTIVAL DATES

By on February 8, 2012

ELECTRONIC ICONS ORBITAL HEADLINING FOUR FESIVALS THIS SUMMER

NEW SINGLE “NEW FRANCE” FEATURING ZOLA JESUS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH PITCHFORK HERE
SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM WONKY APRIL 3, 2012
“Romantically, one could posit this collective pleasure as a middle-aged, virtual reconstruction of the elated sense of community Orbital generated in their ‘90s heyday. From a distance, it smells suspiciously of nostalgia. “Wonky”, though, is much stronger than that. It might be an album that recaptures the voluptuous, saturated melodies and rave epiphanies of the Hartnoll brothers at their peak, but it also proves the enduring flexibility of Orbital’s work. As it turns out, “Wonky” is solid, complex and hugely rewarding.”
– Uncut Magazine

Orbital have confirmed they will headline at the following UK festivals this summer:
*Orbital ranks #9 In MixMag’s Greatest Dance Act of All Time Poll 2012*
The Beat-Herder Festival: 30th June
Event is 29th June – 1st July Sawley Brow, Lancs www.beatherder.co.uk
Bloc: 7th July
Event is 6th–7th July London Pleasure Gardens, Royal Victoria Docks www.blocfestival.com
The Secret Garden Party: 21st July
Event is 19th–22nd July Huntingdon, Cambs www.secretgardenparty.com
Bestival: 9th September
Event is 6th–9th September Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight www.bestival.net





Undefeated champions of British electronic music, Orbital get back in the ring in 2012 with Wonky, their first new album in eight years, which will be released on April 3rd and was produced by renowned UK producer and knob twiddler Flood (PJ Harvey/Depeche Mode/U2). It will be preceded by single ‘New France’ (with Zola Jesus), set for release on March 27th.
Recently reunited following a long sabbatical, Paul and Phil Hartnoll are back on fighting-fit form and ready to reclaim their title as lightheaded lords of the dance arena. Both timeless and contemporary, heartwarming and exhilarating, Wonky puts a vividly modern spin on their signature blend of richly melodic, deeply emotive electronica. Confident, energised and eclectic, Wonky already sounds like the duo’s finest album to date. Gleaming, whooshing, shimmering tracks like ‘Straight Sun’ and ‘Stringy Acid’ instantly tap into the warm-blooded rush and restless bounce of classic Orbital. These are future festival rocking anthems in the making, right up there with vintage live favourites ‘Chime’ and ‘Belfast’.
The track-listing for Wonky is as follows:
1. One Big Moment
2. Straight Sun
3. Never
4. New France (with Zola Jesus)
5. Distractions
6. Stringy Acid
7. Beelzedub
8. Wonky
9. Where Is It Going?
UK TOUR APRIL 2012
05 Manchester Academy
06 Leeds O2 Academy
07 Glasgow O2 Academy
08 Liverpool O2 Academy
09 Cambridge Corn Exchange
10 London Royal Albert Hall
DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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