Submotion Orchestra @ KOKO [Review]

Fresh from releasing their new album, Fragments, London/Leeds based collective Submotion Orchestra rocked up at Camden’s KOKO last Friday for the London leg of their October tour – we headed down and caught the show…

Equipped with a host of live instruments, the band entertained a packed house with some ambient, bass-fuelled anthems. Centre-stage, vocalist Ruby Wood controlled the stage, effortlessly dealing with vocals whilst the remaining band members brought to life the collective’s unique mixture of dub, electonica and jazz; successfully managing to keep the crowd engaged throughout.

The band rifled through some lesser-known album tracks before delving in to crowd favourites; Thinking, All Yours and It’s Not Me It’s You, to the delight of the crowd.

Although known for their chilled and laid-back offerings, rather surprisingly, Submotion Orchestra’s live show brought out a refreshingly energetic element to the stage, demonstrating the group’s ability to be versatile, whilst maintaining the essence of their sound.

Purchase Fragments from iTunes here.

Review by Ash Houghton