‘It blew me away…Somewhere between Cinematic Orchestra and dubstep –
– Gilles Peterson
Submotion Orchestra have rapidly built up a reputation as one of the
most interesting and original projects emerging from the UK today.
Drawing upon dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub, their
unique music is at once delicate and heavy, spacious and dense, highly
atmospheric but firmly rooted. Earth-shaking bass and drums combine
with lush keyboard and trumpet textures to create the perfect bed for
the fragile beauty of Ruby Wood’s vocals, and the celestial effects of
sound designer Ruckspin.
‘A welcome break from the endless amount of unoriginal and formulaic
music kicking around these days’
– Till Late Magazine
Formed in Leeds in 2009, the band quickly made a splash on the scene,
with their live gigs leaving audiences open-mouthed, and their debut
EP on Ranking Records drawing raves from everyone up to Radio One’s
Gilles Peterson, while their now-legendary weekly residency at the
tiny Hukaz Bar in Leeds gave fans the unique opportunity to see the
band create new material up-close and personal. Festival gigs at The
Big Chill, Latitude, Outlook, Bestival and many more followed in 2010,
and their debut album is currently being completed.