- 13 Dec 01
So says Phil Harnoll of the hugely influential electronic duo, Orbital, but then he's a man whose views are just as radical and progressive as the band's music. Interview: Helen Toland
“I think there’s been a lot of knee jerk reactions from headless chicken people.” Phil Hartnoll is pulling no punches with his views on events following the attacks in New York. And he’s not even referring to the subsequent international war. He’s talking about the powers that be, in their infinite wisdom, censoring what the public is allowed to hear or see at this time.
“AIthough it was crap when they started going ‘We can’t have this record or that record’. They’ve even banned films. They’re not going to have Spiderman anymore cause the World Trade Centre was in it. I think there’s a point of caring – and there’s a point of ridiculousness.”
Phil is one half of electronic (don’t say dance) duo Orbital. There are many things you don’t realise you know about this band. They wear funny headgear with torches onstage. They were named after the M25. They’re brothers.