The brainchild of restlessly creative minds forever seeking new outlets for their boundless imaginations, Orbs are a progressive supergroup of sorts, but on ‘Asleep Next To Science’ they establish a remarkably cohesive and idiosyncratic sound which belies their status as a band still in its infancy. As sinuous basslines slither around migraine-inducing drums and guitars glide from flesh-lacerating assaults to epic space-rock, a dizzying multitude of keyboard effects inject an otherworldly element which Adam Fisher’s highly disconcerting vocal stylings only serve to compound. Slightly outstaying its welcome at a little over an hour, this is nevertheless a fantastic opening salvo.
There's been some actual news this week. The Movielifereformed, Fightstarreturned from hiatus, and then there was Emoji Artworks. But sadly, today is our last #notthenews round-up of 2014. Try to hold back those tears while we recap all of this week's nonsense.