British dance music pioneers Orbital return with a new album and Spring tour in 2012.
Wonky marks the return of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll following a year of sold-out live tours and big festival appearances and a year of DJ sets around the world where the new tracks were thoroughly road-tested and tweaked directly after gigs in response to the crowd’s reaction. Speaking about this process, Phil Hartnoll said: ‘That was really beneficial to our writing,
‘Trying out tracks in front of audiences, listening through their ears, getting responses. That’s been a really good string to our bow.’
Collaborators include Birmingham’s Lady Leshurr and LA-based Zola Jesus and the album was mixed by Flood.
Wonky will be released on 1 April 2012, the tour dates are:
5 April Manchester Academy
6 April Leeds O2 Academy
7 April Glasgow O2 Academy
8 April Liverpool O2 Academy
9 April Cambridge Corn Exchange
10 April London Royal Albert Hall