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Orbital are an English electronic dance music duo from Sevenoaks, Kent consisting of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll. Their career initially ran from 1989 until 2004, but in 2009 they announced that they would be reforming and headlining The Big Chill, in addition to a number of other live shows in 2009. The band's name was taken from Greater London's orbital motorway, the M25, which was central to the early rave scene and party network in the South East during the early days of acid house. In addition, the cover art on three of their albums features stylised atomic orbitals. Orbital were both critically and commercially successful, and known particularly for their element of live improvisation during shows, a rarity among techno acts. They were initially influenced by early electro and punk rock.

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Orbital News

Orbital announce plans to release their first material in six years

Orbital announce plans to release their first material in six years

Dance duo line up double A-side single ahead of Glastonbury comeback

  • May 30, 2010

Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco, Tricky for Glade festival – ticket details

First wave of acts announced for Hampshire event

  • Feb 11, 2010

Orbital, Tindersticks and The Magic Numbers added to SOS 4.8 festival

Spanish festival already features Franz Ferdinand, The Horrors and Madness

  • Jan 27, 2010

Orbital to headline GuilFest 2010

Dance duo to play opening night of July event

  • Dec 15, 2009

Orbital to release greatest hits collection

'Orbital 20' includes new mixes from James Zabelia and Tom Middleton

  • May 11, 2009

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Never Play Video

Never

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Straight Sun Play Video

Straight Sun

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Belfast

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Halcyon (Short Version) Play Video

Halcyon (Short Version)

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Halcyon (Long Version)

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Orbital; Live At Glastonbury 1994-2004

Orbital; Live At Glastonbury 1994-2004

When you think of classic Glastonbury gigs, what springs to mind? Radiohead premiering 'OK Computer' in 1997? Macca knocking out the hits in 2004?

  • Jul 30, 2007

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