Last summer, reunited UK electro duo Orbital unveiled their first bit of new music in seven years with the release of a double A-sided single. Now, they’re ready to expand their efforts into a full-length release, their first since 2004’s Blue Album.
The as yet untitled record, due out sometime in 2012, is described by Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll as “a kaleidoscope of everything we like about electronic music. But the biggest influence on this album has been two years of playing live, listening to old Orbital music. We wanted to make music that we would like to play live. It had to flow and ebb like a live set.” Below, you can hear an early taste in the form of the album track “Never”.
In support of the release, Orbital has mapped out a UK tour for April 2012. Check out their itinerary below, and stay tuned for additional album details, audio previews, and tour dates.
Orbital 2012 Tour Dates:
04/05 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
04/06 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
04/07 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
04/08 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy
04/09 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
04/10 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall