Today, our new music spotlight is on Orchards.
Line-up: Lucy Evers (vocals), Sam Rushton (guitar), Dan Fane (bass), Will Lee-Lewis (drums)
About: Previously described as a “glittery gateway drug” and combining left-field experimentation with startlingly prescient pop sensibilities, Orchards are following in the footsteps of luminaries Everything Everything and Foals with their accessible take on the instrumental complexities and effects wizardry of math rock stalwarts like Tera Melos and TTNG. Having so far appeared at festivals including Handmade, TRUCK, YNOT and Alternative Escape, they have also performed as part of the global music series Sofar Sounds and have been featured on playlists curated by Spotify and BuzzFeed. Support from local and national radio from the likes of BBC Introducing, Juice Radio and BBC Radio 6 Music has been backed up by critical praise from press including The Line of Best Fit, DIY, CLASH, DORK, Wonderland, Indie Shuffle and a whole host of Hype Machine blogs and influencers. The Brighton-based alt-pop quartet are now delighted to announce their new EP ‘Losers/Lovers’, which will be released on 6th July 2018 via Big Scary Monsters Records.
What Hidden Herd say: What happens when you combine angular guitar wizardry with an earworm sensibility? Orchards. The Brighton foursome’s vibrant fusion of experimental math-rock and glittery pop is bedazzling and, more importantly, fun. Dive in below and prepare to fall for their infinite charms.
For fans of: Foals, Everything Everything, TTNG
Saturday 16th June – Winchester @ Winchestival
Wednesday 20th June – Orfu @ Fishing On Orfu Festival
Sunday 22nd July – Oxfordshire @ Truck Festival
Friday 17th August – Bristol @ ArcTanGent Festival
Latest track: ‘Luv You 2’