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​Joy Orbison and Overmono team up on new track ‘Blind Date’

The trio last linked up over three years ago

  • Words: Gemma Ross | Photo: Rollo Jackson
  • 26 September 2022
​Joy Orbison and Overmono team up on new track ‘Blind Date’

Joy Orbison and Overmono have teamed back up on a brand new single, ‘Blind Date’.

The track marks the trio’s first new collaboration in over three years, following the 2019-released double tracker ‘Bromley/Still Moving’, their debut link-up.

Released on XL Recordings on Friday, September 23, ‘Blind Date’ features vocals from US singer-songwriter ABRA over a thumping array of synths and pads, and showcasing similar sounds to both Joy Orbison and Overmono’s solo works.

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‘Blind Date’ was first played out by Overmono this summer at festivals including Glastonbury, We Out Here, and Dekmantel. “You might have heard me (sledge) hammering it into my sets all summer or as a pinnacle part of T&Es live show,” said Joy Orbison on Instagram.

“The first Joy Overmono collab was forged in the boys old studio in Bromley and came together really quickly - we just clicked from the off,” he explained. "Moving away from Bromley was traumatic for obvious reasons and consequently this one took a little longer.”

“We ended up working on this track in about 4 or 5 different studios, including a mad trip to Peter Gabriel’s country pad. The three of us often have a really clear idea of what we wanna do together and we’ve been tweaking this one for quite a while now.”

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To celebrate the release of the new track, Overmono performed it live at their sold-out London show at KOKO on Thursday, September 22 - the first part of an extended live tour around the world.

Overmono are now set to embark on a six-week tour across the globe hitting five stops in the UK and Ireland before heading out to the US and Canada, with four final stops in Europe. The tour concludes in Paris on November 5.

Listen to Joy Orbison and Overmono’s brand new track, and find upcoming UK/EU and US tour dates below.

Overmono live dates:

Thursday 22nd September - KOKO, London, UK
Wednesday 28th September - The Mill, Birmingham, UK
Thursday 29th September - SWX, Bristol, UK
Friday 30th September - Chalk, Brighton, UK
Saturday 1st October - SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Tuesday 4th October - Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IRL
Wednesday 5th October - Dolan’s, Limerick, IRL
Thursday 6th October - Centre Point, Dublin, IRL
Thursday 13 October - Fortune Sound Club Vancouver, BC
Friday 14th October - Monarch San Francisco, CA
Saturday 15th October - Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday 19th October - Flash Washington, DC
Friday 21 October - Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 22 October - III Points Festival Miami, FL
Monday 31st October - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Tuesday 1st November - Botanique, Brussels, BE
Thursday 3rd November - Schwuz, Berlin, DE
Saturday 5th November - Le Trabendo, Paris, FR

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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