Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Formed 2010.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Interview with Lauren Laverne

Lauren Laverne was joined by Portland-based band Unknown Mortal Orchestra - hear the full chat and clips from their live session.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra is an American and New Zealand rock band composed of singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare. The band was started by Nielson (formerly of The Mint Chicks).

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of II

    II 2013

    Reviewed by Daniel Ross
    A second LP of minimal flab that builds on the positives of its predecessor.
  2. Review of Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2011

    Reviewed by Luke Slater
    A compact and incredibly gratifying introduction to a new lo-fi talent.
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