The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, Unknown Mortal Orchestra live at Rescue Rooms

  • Monday 28th September 2015
  • Supported by: TBC

DHP Presents


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Genre Indie rock, psychedlic pop, garage rock.

For Fans Of Pond, Tame Impala, Deerhunter, DIIV.

Hometown Auckland, New Zealand / Portland, Oregon.

Background Singer & guitarist Ruban Nielson, formerly of The Mint Chicks, released the track 'Ffunny Ffriends' on his Bandcamp in 2010. Due to the little information given, popular bloggers quickly jumped on the track, seeking to hunt down its creator, leading Nielson to eventually claim it belonged to 'Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The band then released their self-titled debut to critical acclaim in 2011, followed by their second album 'II' in 2012, which won Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards and received rave reviews. This was followed by a world tour and a listing as one of 'the 30 Must-See Acts' at SXSW.

What the press saysThe aforementioned ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’, Nielson’s own favourite track here, is laid-back and soulful, with shades of Curtis Mayfield. ‘Dawn’ will annoy fans who want to hear Nielson’s top-notch songwriting rather than a one-minute mood-piece of distorted synths, but it’s made with the album in mind. Raw melody made Unknown Mortal Orchestra exciting two years ago; now they’ve matched it with attention to detail." - The NME on 'II'

What Rescue Rooms “Expect an incredible live show”

Latest Single 'Multi-Love'

Links Twitter // Website // Facebook


Unknown Mortal Orchestra have unveiled a video game to coincide with the release of their latest video, Multi-Love.

In the words of the director Lionel Williams:  “It is meant to represent the vacuum of space by impressing upon inter-dimensional unfolding, immaterial objects, and time-driven reverberation of events. The virtual space allows for most 3D objects to trail in time – based on the directions one moves. You can construct & paint the objects in space to stretch them in any direction, to create infinitely vast compositional spaces.”

You can download the Multi-Love app here:



Unity Pro Source file: *

* If you have Unity Pro,  you can not only explore the world but reshape and redo it completely how ever you want,  crafting your own world entirely.

Game instructions:

W ,A, S, and D keys move you around and your mouse/trackpad controls where you look

New Album 'Multi Love':

While legions of artists show fidelity to the roots of psychedelia,  on new album Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the rare quality that makes the genre’s touchstones so vital: constant exploration. Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. Multi-Love is out 5/26 on Jagjaguwar.

Following a handful of shows which sold out in record time this May,  Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce a full UK tour in September including London’s legendary Shepherd’s Bush Empire.  Be sure not to miss out.


Download album art and hi-res photo here:

Pre-order Multi-Love here





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