Speak to anyone who's seen Submotion Orchestra
live, and no doubt they'll tell you seeing them perform in the flesh is absolutely essential. Before you do though, make sure you go out and grab the seven-piece outfit's brand new LP, "Alium". Out on November 24th through Ninja Tune offshoot Counter Records
, is album number three for the group, and it is some of their best work to date.
An incredibly diverse and musically wide-ranging effort, "Alium" gives you low slung, downtempo tracks like "Life After", "Swan Song", and closing cut "Worries". You get a couple of instrumental based flex outs; "Bring Back The Wolf" being the most notable. "Alium" also gives Submotion lead vocalist, Ruby Wood, room to shine, with her incredible vocal lilt gracing most of the album's twelve tracks; standouts being the beautifully haunting "Time Will Wait" and the uplifting "City Lights".
The hype is certainly real when it comes to the group's live ability, but they certainly deliver the goods on records too. "Alium" definitely comes as highly recommended listening, you can pre-order your copy here.