“Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.”
Pretty spot on description from Last FM I would say, Submotion Orchestra are a fantastic Live band. I somehow found their Myspace page a while ago and got really excited when I listened to some of their early tracks, everything just seemed right about some of the songs. They soon became ‘music to rig to’ for me in the studio.
I’m not a big fan of the dubstep genre of recent times as it seemed like all anyone was interested in was having the dirtiest bass sounds and not much else. I like my bass served smooth thanks.
Submotion Orchestra definitely pull off the smooth bass! Luckily I managed to see them live at the Jazz Bar in Camden a while back, the reverb and delay drenched vocals along with the deep bass sound really secured it in my mind that I needed this bands album when it came out! Now it finally is, what’s even better about this fact is that anyone can listen to the album for free before parting with their hard earned cash.
Listen below before getting over to Amazon, Itunes or any other flavour of music retail you can think of. Even better than the previous options is the chance to buy the CD directly from the band, which I’m sure gives them a bigger slice of pie, they deserve it.
Not only is their music beautiful but so is their artwork check the album cover and their latest singles’ cover too. The logo on their single, Always, really looks like its an atom being smashed or the start of a nuclear reaction, I just think it works perfectly as a piece of cover art.
The band have got a tour coming up soon too so you should really try to make one of the dates, you will not be disappointed!
I also caught singer Ruby Wood on stage at KOKO with Bonobo and his live band recently, another fantastic show.