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Into Orbit And Guests

Fri Jul 8th, 2016

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Wellington experimental post-metal duo Into Orbit return to Valhalla on Friday 8 July, joined by by bass-and-drums funk duo Budababushka, and Geek/Stoner-rock trio New Age Leper

Into Orbit features Paul Stewart on guitar and Ian Moir on drums, and the band’s sonic template draws from the world of experimental rock and metal.. Into Orbit seeks to evoke moving narratives via textural suites. They inject unorthodox time signatures into songs that counterpoint sweet-tempered and stentorian passages. And they ignore strict genre guidelines, combining post-and-progressive-rock and post-metal, with a touch of drone and ambient elements added on. - Craig Hayes (

They’re certainly a world class act in my view. A duo that is slowly, surely, crafting a sound with legs, with heart, with soul – with a long-term durability... It’s hypnotic, mesmeric and subtly anthemic. It feels – while it’s happening – like the only thing that matters. - Simon Sweetman (

Into Orbit formed in 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand born from a collaboration between guitarist Paul Stewart and drummer Ian Moir. While describing their music as ‘experimental rock’, Into Orbit’s sound runs the gamut from post-rock and soundtrack/soundscape, to metal, prog, noise and drone.

They self-recorded and independently released their debut album in August 2014 to underground critical acclaim and since then have been consistently performing around New Zealand, including several headlining tours and an opening slot for German prog metal act The Ocean.

Two years on, the duo have completed writing, and started recording a second full length album, expected to be released late 2016.

Into Orbit recently released their a new single ‘Dark Matter’ along with a video clip and released a vinyl pressing of their 2014 debut album Caverns.

In the short time since their inception, the duo have gained a strong following in New Zealand and around the world, and have recently started to gain interest from the world of film and television. In a recent ‘diary’ column in the Dominion Post, Neil Cross (Wellington resident and writer of BBC television series LUTHER) was quoted as saying he only listens to “Awesome space-rock duo Into Orbit” while writing, and just finished a project for HBO, which he wrote while almost exclusively listening to their music.

alternative, rock, Into Orbit, Badababushka, New-Age Leper

Louis Baker

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