Words by Ed King / Pic by B+ (Mochilla)
On Wednesday 9th November, The Cinematic Orchestra perform a full live set at the O2 Institute with support from Submotion Orchestra – as presented by Leftfoot & Ninja Tune.
Doors open at 7pm with tickets priced at £25+booking fee. For direct gig info, including online tickets sales, click here.
The words ‘eagerly awaited’ are thrown around. Like ‘love’ on Valentine’s Day, we mean it for the second the sentence leaves our lips, and then… maybe… what was your sister’s name again..?
But expect to hear these words. In 2017 The Cinematic Orchestra will be releasing another album, their first studio recorded release since Ma Fleur in 2007, and from the jaunty hats of Hoxton to the Grime & Crime of Salford an audible anticipation grows. Probably justified this time too, with the previous proffering from Messers Swinscoe & Co being a decade ago. And you’re fooling no one with your ‘Live at…’ or mix compilations; we want blood.
So what to expect? The Ninja Tune press release tells us to expect ‘some of the most poised, ravishing music of this band’s stellar career’. Plus there are some more sexy ass collaborations, this time from Beck, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and Moses Sumney – the latter being the guest vocalist on the album’s teaser single release, ‘To Believe’.
Outside of that, The Cinematic Orchestra’s next album is all a little cloak and dagger – with only a live European tour between us and the chasm of cultural ignorance. At the time of writing, we don’t know what it’s called or when it’s arriving (cue jokes about teenage pregnancy) and the only chance we’ll have to get anything more out of them is half cut at one of the concerts (cue jokes about teenage pregnancy).
But luckily for Birmingham, The Cinematic Orchestra are popping into the O2 Institute on their way from Nottingham to London – playing one of only 8 UK dates here on Wednesday 9th November. So screw you Wolverhampton Civic Hall. And go and drink a pint at the Hare & Hounds, it’s the very least we can do.
In the meantime, check out the aforementioned teaser single – click on the link below. You can download this from The Cinematic Orchestra’s website too.
‘To Believe’ featuring Moses Sumney – The Cinematic Orchestra
The Cinematic Orchestra play at the O2 Institute on Wednesday 9th November – with support from Submotion Orchestra. For direct gig info & online ticket sales, click here.
For more on The Cinematic Orchestra, visit www.cinematicorchestra.com
For more on Submotion Orchestra, visit www.submotion.co.uk
For more from the O2 Institute, visit www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham
For more from Leftfoot, visit www.leftfootevents.co.uk
For more form Ninja Tune, visit www.ninjatune.net