Hear Orbital’s new single, “Tiny Foldable Cities”

Monsters Exist, their first album in six years, follows in September

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Dance music trailblazers Orbital will release a new album called Monsters Exist on September 14.

After not speaking for five years, the Hartnoll brothers reunited for a series of live shows last year before returning to the studio to record their first album since 2012. Hear the first single from Monsters Exist, “Tiny Foldable Cities”, below:

“When you haven’t made an album in five years it just comes tumbling out,” says the band’s Paul Hartnoll. “Because of the global situation I was torn between writing a really aggressive Crass-type album that says ‘Fuck The Man!’ or going back to rave sensibilities. You know, let’s really rebel by stepping away and actually living that alternative lifestyle. You don’t need to spell out who the monsters are. We’re not pointing our fingers at Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un. It’s clear who the monsters are. I’ve never liked preaching to people. It’s much better to provoke a bit of thought.”


“It’s a reflection on modern day monsters,” adds Phil Hartnoll. “That can mean anything from bankers and The Man or your own demons and fears. The monsters inside you.”

Peruse the full tracklisting and artwork for Monsters Exist below:


Standard CD / Deluxe Edition Disc 1
1. Monsters Exist
2. Hoo Hoo Ha Ha
3. The Raid
4. P.H.U.K.
5. Tiny Foldable Cities
6. Buried Deep Within
7. Vision OnE
8. The End Is Nigh
9. There Will Come A Time (Featuring Prof. Brian Cox)

Deluxe Edition Disc 2
1. Kaiju
2. A Long Way From Home
3. Analogue Test Oct 16
4. Fun With The System
5. Dressing Up In Other People’s Clothes
6. To Dream Again
7. There Will Come A Time – Instrumental
8. Tiny Foldable Cities – Kareful Remix

Orbital play a number of gigs and festival shows throughout 2018, details below:

25 , Belfast, BBC Music Biggest Weekend, Titanic Slipways

11 Moscow, Bosco Fresh Festival
29 Brighton Racecourse
30 Hull, Zebedee’s Yard

13 Beat-Herder Festival
14 Barcelona, Cruilla Festival
28 Margate, Dreamland
29 Camp Bestival, Big Top

3 Dekmantel, Amsterdam Holland
5 Dublin, Beat Yard Festival
11 Gateshead, Sage

01 Bristol, Downs Festival
08 Birmingham, Shiiine On Genting Arena – 1 day festival

18 Minehead, Shiiine On Butlins Weekender

15 London, Hammersmith Apollo
18 Sheffield, Academy
19 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
20 Manchester, Apollo

The June 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with the Rolling Stones on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll find exclusive new interviews with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Françoise Hardy, Eric Burdon, James Taylor, Public Enemy, Eleanor Friedberger and many more. Our free CD showcases 15 tracks of this month’s best new music, including Courtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ryley Walker, Beach House, Wand, Simone Felice, Dylan Carson and The Sea And Cake.


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