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Submotion Orchestra | AAA Music


27 March 2018 |

Submotion Orchestra have spent four albums becoming a force to be reckoned with. Having long realised their sound, the seven musicians tastefully apply themselves into gorgeous arrangements and lovingly balanced, organic sounding and lively mixes. I personally commented on this … Read More

Submotion Orchestra + The Pharcyde + Hidden Orchestra – Live @ RAH

25 November 2016 |

Tuesday 22nd November, London

Seated gigs. I always wonder about that; it seems like a tricky choice for a promoter to opt into. However, this event is curated by Soundcrash and if they picked the Royal Albert Hall as … Read More


25 February 2016 |

Jazz-electronica collective Submotion Orchestra have just released a new record – the excellent Colour Theory, out now. Ahead of a string of UK dates commencing next month, Submo’s Taz Modi (piano/keys/synths) chatted with Clive Rozario about the band’s new direction, their formation, his … Read More


25 February 2016 |

When reviewing Submotion Orchestra’s last full length album, Alium, I praised it for executing ambitious goals with flying colours. Such a solid album would be quite difficult to follow but this time it’s been painted abundantly clear by the orchestra … Read More


15 April 2015 |

First with a medium pitched fluttering tone and soon after through the accompaniment of an arpeggiated synth line and timely bellows, the opening track of Alium is quick in asserting to the listener Submotion Orchestra’s intention to embark on their … Read More

Submotion Orchestra – Live @ The Forum

19 November 2014 |

Friday 14th November, London

Submotion Orchestra, one of AAA’s favourite bands of the last couple of years, are ready for their closeup…

The seven-piece electronic jazz outfit have been steadily honing their craft since their 2009 inception, releasing two … Read More


15 October 2014 |

Submotion Orchestra have one of the most impressive instrument ranges I’ve seen in a while. Formed in Leeds in 2009, the seven piece band manages to flawlessly blend acoustic and electronic sound to the point where you forget … Read More

Submotion Orchestra – Live @ KOKO

18 November 2013 |

Friday 15th November, London

Although loosely associated with the ongoing EFG London Jazz Festival, tonight’s headline show at KOKO is part of a nation-wide promo tour in support of Submotion Orchestra’s excellent new EP, 1968. Nonetheless, this … Read More

AAA Music Approved: Submotion Orchestra

11 November 2013 |

AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from?

Submotion Orchestra started in Leeds about four years ago as a completely improvised project that aimed to bring together bass driven dance music and jazz. Dom Ruckspin and I … Read More

Submotion Orchestra new single ‘Always’ + full UK tour

13 September 2011 |

Submotion Orchestra New single: ‘Always’ Exceptional Blue records

· “Stunning” The Guardian

· “Echoes of Massive Attack at their most seductive” The Times

· “An object of desire” Metro

· “Towering, exhilarating and often beautiful dub. Awe inspiring” Mixmag

· … Read More