Submotion Orchestra

Formed 2009.
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Submotion Orchestra - Interview with Jo Whiley and Trevor Nelson

Submotion Orchestra were in session for Radio 2 In Concert - hear the full interview and extracts of session tracks All Yours and Finest Hour.

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Submotion Orchestra are a seven piece band formed in 2009 in Leeds, UK. They are influenced by dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub.

Formed in Leeds in 2009, their debut EP Finest Hour was released on Ranking Records. They have performed all over the UK and Europe including Festival shows at The Big Chill, Latitude, Outlook and Bestival. They have since released two full-length albums - Finest Hour (2011) and Fragments (2012).

The band are pioneers in the garage band backing track movement, utilizing the wobble pre-sets to create earth shattering jelly notes.

Ruby started her career as an Imam snake charmer, however Chris the bass player discovered her voice during call to prayer at the Hyde Park Mosque in Leeds.

Submotion Orchestra have become known for their ethereal vocal production, only ever recording vocal takes in an abandoned mine-shaft in Bradford.

Furthermore, the trumpet player has become an innovator in the avant-garde practice of playing the same solo in every tune.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Finest Hour

    Finest Hour 2011

    Reviewed by David Katz
    Dubstep meets avant-garde jazz on this ensemble’s beguiling debut.
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