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Orbital Unveil Video For New Track The End Is Nigh

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Orbital have released a video for The End Is Nigh.

The ironically uplifting track is largely synth-led and finds numerous melodies interwoven over the pulsating beats. It's the latest cut to be shared from 'Monsters Exist', their first new album in six years, which is due out on September 14. 

Discussing the song's video, its director Felix Green said:

“For this music video I wanted to take the phrase "The End Is Nigh" and look at it as a timeless expression. Humanity has been predicting the end of civilisation since the beginning of civilisation. The solar eclipse of May 1st 1185, for example, was documented as being a message from God prophesying trouble. “The End is Nigh” is certainly making a comeback in today’s vernacular, mainly due to the seemingly imminent dangers we face from climate change and our reckless leaders (the Doomsday clock in 2018 currently sits at 2 minutes to midnight). Perhaps it’s because our generation have to face up to the realities of these unsavoury prospects that we try to see things in a positive light no matter how apocalyptic the circumstances. I can't help but see reasons to celebrate our existence and I tried to channel this into the video for this song.” 

One half of the sibling electronic dance music duo, Paul Hartnoll said:

"It’s a fab slice of techno folk horror.  The beautiful people are looking for meaning in nature but can it really be found? When they think they have it they run towards an idea with an unknowable conclusion, charging with gay abandon towards a drop that means certain doom. Can an ideal be pursued at any cost? The end is nigh for some who run towards the unknown ..." 

The dance legends will head out on a UK tour in December. Prior to this they have festival appearances lined up in the UK and Europe during September, October and November. Check below for dates. Tickets are on sale now.

Orbital Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat December 15 2018 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Tue December 18 2018 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Wed December 19 2018 - CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu December 20 2018 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

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