Monday, 3 March 2014

REWIND: The Orb - 'Assassin'

Electronic legends The Orb have announced a batch of tour dates for 2014 and a massive all-nighter at Electric Brixton on March 15. More details can be found HERE. The Orb are riding the crest of a new wave that started in 2012 and continues into 2014, following two critically acclaimed albums with Lee Scratch Perry and the chart-topping box set ‘History Of The Future - The Island Years’ (review HERE). 

One of many live highlights was ‘The Orb presents Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ live at Electric Brixton, which saw Messrs Paterson and Fehlmann celebrate their 25th anniversary by returning to the location of their first ever gig, to perform their seminal first two albums; ‘The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ and ‘UFOrb’ in their entirety. An Electric Brixton packed-full of seasoned space cadets and fresh-faced new recruits in equal measures gave the band a rapturous, hollering reception, following a thunderous, bass-heavy sonic journey, accompanied by a mind-expanding spectrum of visuals. The Orb enjoyed the gig so much, they’ve decided to return to Electric Brixton on March 15th – this time extending the fun into an all-nighter. In celebration of this, today's 'Rewind' selection will feature the hypnotic pulse of 'Assassin', showcasing their ability to drop elements in at the most effective points. It was released as a stand-alone single in 1992 and reached number twelve on the UK Singles Chart.


21 MAR Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
26 MAR The Fleece, Bristol
27 MAR The Assembly, Leamington Spa
28 MAR 53 Degrees, Preston
29 MAR East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
05 APR P60, Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 MAY The Live Rooms, Chester
16 OCT O2 Academy 2, Oxford
17 OCT The Globe, Cardiff
18 OCT Academy, Manchester


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