Emerging from Wellington’s creative scene circa 2009, inter-genre, ancient future-funk outfit Orchestra of Spheres have since toured Europe and China, releasing two well-received albums – 2010’s ‘Nonagonic Now’ and 2013’s ‘Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music’. Amanda Mills bounced around with Nell Thomas and Daniel Beban as the wildly theatrical four-piece prepare to unleash a new recording, this one welcomingly titled, ‘Brothers and Sisters of the Black Lagoon’.
Orchestra of Spheres are a spectacle of music and costume, a genre-defying act expanding the boundaries of sound. Beginning life as part of Wellington’s Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society, they came gigging – or rather, as they would have it, ‘terraforming through cosmic vibration and transporting the willing to a parallel orbit’– at popular local venues like Mighty Mighty and Freds. In the eight-or-so years since the band have gone on to develop a cult following here and around the world.