Published on Mar 27, 2012
Single: 'It's Not Me It's You'
Exceptional Blue records
Directed and Filmed by Dan Medhurst
Edited by Harry Reavley
Graded by Marty McMullan
Dancer Gabi Monty
Styling by Bertie / Bertinez
Props Design by James Tuitt
Make up by Nilofar Mussa
Assistant Make up by Ahmed Hosny
"Stunning" The Guardian
"Seductive" The Times
"Towering, exhilarating and often beautiful" Mixmag
"An object of desire" Metro
"Submotion orchestra are on the rise, and for good reason" Q
"Excellent vehicles for Ruby Wood's soulful vocals" Uncut
"They carry both the funk and the groove into new dimensions" The Word
"Intriguing - one to keep an eye on" BBC.co.uk
London/Leeds-based seven piece Submotion Orchestra return with 'It's Not Me It's You' - the first single taken from their forthcoming second album.
"The new album is shaping up to be a blinder, and we're hard at work finishing it off before we embark on the March tour", says Submotion keyboardist Taz Modi. "There are things that should both satisfy fans of the first album, and surprise them too. Hopefully 'It's Not Me It's You' will do both."
'It's Not Me It's You' maintains the band's signature combination of smoking-hot vocals and bass music played live, whilst also upping the electronic element. More importantly, the track sees the band moving away from more cerebral soundscapes and into the realm of a crossover-friendly club anthem in waiting.
Marrying a singalong chorus, Todd Edwards-style chopped vocals and post dubstep with the warmth and musicality of soul-jazz, 'It's Not Me It's You' is the track destined to propel Submotion Orchestra beyond their base of plentiful press admirers and fans into the hearts of a wider audience.
For anyone who bizarrely isn't up to speed on the Submotion phenomena, here's a brief re-cap: Having captivated revellers with their frenetic live dubstep spectacle, the band became firm festival favourites, wowing crowds at Glastonbury, Bestival The Big Chill, Latitude, Secret Garden and Outlook in Croatia.
Last year the band released their debut album 'Finest Hour', plus singles 'All Yours' and 'Always'. They were met with widespread critical acclaim, plus heavy Radio 1, 6music, 1xtra and NME Radio support.
Highlighting their broad appeal, DJ support has come a diverse selection of jocks including Laurent Garnier, Oneman (Rinse) DJ Flight (Metalheadz/Rinse), Simbad (Defected), Tayo (Kiss), plus Ashley Beedle and Rocky.
Submotion Orchestra sold out every date on their large venue headline tour which culminated in a triumphant gig at London's XOYO.
www.submotion.co.uk // www.facebook.com/submotionorchestra