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Orbital announce new album 'Wonky' details

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Orbital have announced further details for their upcoming studio album Wonky.

The LP will be the pioneering electronic duo's first in eight years, since 2004's The Blue Album. Paul and Phil Hartnoll split shortly after the release of the record, but reunited for a series of live shows in 2009.

Wonky will be released on April 1 and will feature collaborations with Zola Jesus and Lady Leshurr.

On recording the album, Paul Hartnoll said: "When I'm writing music, if it doesn't move you emotionally, it's not working. It has to give me butterflies. I have to make myself cry in the studio."

The duo explained that they have tested out their new material during various live sets to judge what may work for the album.

Phil Hartnoll said: "That was really beneficial to our writing. Trying out tracks in front of audiences, listening through their ears, getting responses. That's been a really good string to our bow."

He added: "For me these feel like the most enjoyable Orbital times that we've ever had. It's just getting better and better. It feels like a new beginning."

The album will be supported by a UK tour, which culminates in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10.

> Orbital announce new album, UK tour: 'We feel regenerated'

Listen to their new track 'Never' from Wonky below:

Never by ORBITAL

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