Orbital Debut “Tonight In Belfast”

Orbital's "Tonight In Belfast" features DJ Helen blending David Holmes’ remix of "Belfast" with Manchester poet Mike Garry’s track "Tonight"
Orbital photo Credit: Martyn Goodacre

Orbital’s “Tonight In Belfast” features DJ Helen blending David Holmes’ remix of “Belfast” with Manchester street poet Mike Garry’s track “Tonight”. Mike’s spoken piece brings a heartfelt human connection to the original’s ambience, resulting in a passionate swirling rhythm of thoughts and emotions.

The Green + Brown Album Tour will hit North America starting in New York on March 22, followed by a date in Chicago on March 23. They will next appear at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival on March 24, and Coachella Festival in California on Saturday, April 13 and 20 before returning home for the UK leg of the tour.

The new single from Orbital, David Holmes & DJ Helen featuring Mike Garry, “Tonight In Belfast” is available now via London Records. This brand new track re-interpolates their 1991 classic ‘Belfast’ and heralds the start of a new campaign celebrating Orbital’s debut album (known as the ‘Green Album’), set for reissue across multiple formats on April 19 ahead of a headline UK tour, which will see the duo perform the seminal album in its entirety for the very first time.

The track is accompanied by a new music video by long-time collaborators Remote Viewer featuring Mike Garry traversing a dystopian British urban wasteland before beaming up into the “tonight”.

“I met DJ Helen in 2019 in my capacity as an educationalist.” explains Garry. “She told me she thought my poem ‘Tonight’ would sit beautifully over Orbital’s “Belfast”. I wasn’t familiar with the track, so she played it to me and I did the poem silently in my head, and she was right – it sat really well.”

“But then I discovered the David Holmes’ remix and I thought it worked even better. Helen went to work: mixing, chopping, slicing, and splicing magic wands with highly sophisticated ears. The result was ‘Tonight in Belfast’.”

DJ Helen continues: “The tune goes on such a journey which complements the emotion and story in ‘Tonight’ perfectly. I’m honored to have connected with such established artists.”

Orbital are in agreement: “Like all good collaborations of this nature this one changes the whole landscape and creates so much more than the sum of its parts.”

David Holmes adds: “It was a beautiful surprise to hear the dulcet tones of Mike Garry waxing lyrical over my remix of Belfast. Pure Joy.”
Some 33 years after its initial release, and over 10 years since it was last pressed on Vinyl, Orbital will reissue ‘The Green Album’ on April 19 on 4LP Box Set, 4CD Box Set, Black and Colored 2LP, 2CD, and Cassette.

Since reuniting with London Records, Orbital have released the 2022 compilation ’30 Something’, which contained reworks, remakes, remixes and re-imaginings of their landmark tracks, and last year’s new studio album Optical Delusion which gave Orbital their first UK Album Chart Top 10 album since 1999’s “Middle Of Nowhere”.

London Records

*Indicates previously unreleased content


A1 The Moebius
A2 Speed Freak
A3 Macro Head
B1 Oolaa
B2 Desert Storm


C1 Fahrenheit 303
C2 Steel Cube Idolatry
C3 High Rise
D1 Chime (Live)
D2 Midnight (Live)
D3 Belfast

LP3 [Deluxe Boxset Only]

A1 Torpedo town (PKA ‘untitled’)
A2 Satan
B1 L.C.1
B2 Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
B3 Crime

LP4 [Deluxe Boxset Only]

C1 Fahrenheit 3D3
C2 Open Mind Jam*
C3 The Other One *
D1 Satan (Rhyme and Reason Vocal Mix)
D2 Midnight (Sasha Remix)

CD 1

01 The Moebius
02 Speed Freak
03 Oolaa
04 Desert Storm
05 Fahrenheit 303
06 Steel Cube Idolatry
07 High Rise
08 Chime (Live)
09 Midnight (Live)
11 I Think Its Disgusting

CD 2

01 Torpedo town (PKA ‘untitled’)
02 Macro Head
03 Satan
04 L.C.1
05 Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
06 Crime
07 Fahrenheit 3D3
08 Open Mind Jam *
09 The Other One*
10 Satan (Rhyme and Reason Vocal Mix)
11 Midnight (Sasha Remix)

CD 3 [Deluxe Box Set Only]

1 Chime 12”
2 Deeper 12”
3 Omen – The Fool
4 Omen – The Tower
5 2 Deep
6 Open Mind
7 Midnight
8 Choice
9 Analogue Test Feb ’90
10 Choice (Eye and I Mix)

CD 4 [Deluxe Box Set Only]*

1 Synergy (Live)
1.1 Satan
1.2 LC1
1.3 Chime
1.4 Son of Chime
2 Mystery Gig 1991 (Live)
2.1 Choice
2.2 Fahrenheit 303
2.3 Chime / Crime
2.4 BIT
2.5 Oolaa
2.6 Speed Freak

Orbital 2024 UK Tour Dates

04/24 – The Great Hall – Exeter, UK
04/25 – O2 Southampton Guildhall – Southampton, UK
04/26 – O2 Institute Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
04/27 – Troxy – London, UK
04/28 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
05/02 – Bristol Beacon – Bristol, UK
05/03 – The Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, UK
05/04 – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
05/05 – Vicar Street – Dublin, U

Pre-order The Green Album Expanded by Orbital HERE


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