first video from The Orchids is here!!!!!!!
attached re news of a new video by The Orchids. Hope you enjoy
watching it as much as we enjoyed making it! It was filmed in
Prestwick and the south side of Glasgow in January this year. We are
seriously considering hanging up our instruments and leaving it to
the "Mini Orchids" to take it on from here!! I think they
are fantastic in the video.
to all of the crew from Jangle Films for doing an impossible job!.
RELEASE HERE .DOC
RELEASE HERE .PDF
it from here
from the band!!!!!
recently played the excellent Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona
where we managed to become nocturnal for the full weekend, taking in
some brilliant shows by The Fall, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill and Of
Montreal. It really is a totally unique event and we'd recommend it
live sets were punctuated by many visits to the VIP area (OK, I had
to mention it, we don't get that sort of treatment very often) where
the drinks were free - I don't think they really thought that one
through before inviting us to the party!!!. Going back to our hotel
on the packed metro at 6am was a surreal experience and our friend
Brain was convinced that Art Garfunkel was on the same train - so we
hope the poor guy who looks like Art has recovered from the
Glaswegian shouts of "ART!" "ART" that punctuated
the journey home - we are truly sorry!!
Sunday night when we played began rather worryingly for us when we
turned up fifteen minutes before our stage time with the place half
empty! Our fears were unfounded however as we stepped out of the
dressing room to a full venue. Thanks to everyone at Primavera, the
Apolo and most of all the audience for making it such an enjoyable
experience - they danced, they sang (fans who know all of the words
is also a new one for us!!!) and gave us a great reception.
annoyingly, the band sharing the stage with us that night stuck
around the whole night in the dressing room, even during our set.
This meant we had no personal space and our pre gig huddle was cut
woefully short!!. Back in the the old days we'd have sorted them out
but we've definitely mellowed and instead we all headed upstairs to
enjoy Of Montreal after our set, leaving them wailing to a half empty
after dragging Ronnie and Paul (who are both old enough to know
better) from the venue at 5.30am we also proceeded to piss the hotel
staff off - I got them up to open the door only to turn around and
find that I was suddenly on my own - they had both disappeared into
the warm Barcelona night/morning to act as human statues on the
Ramblas - aye, try that on Sauchiehall Street at 5.30am and see what
happens to you!!!
- UK festivals take note - the provision of mobile Estrella Damm
staff with back packs of beer and plastic glasses roaming through the
festival crowds to serve you as you watched a live set was a
wonderful innovation. We debated it long and hard but couldn't really
see it catching on at T in The Park (think you can see in your own
minds the ensuing chaos if they tried that one..........)
- enjoy the summer and hope to see some of you at Indie Tracks at the
end of July.
usual, if you don't want to receive these updates then e mail me back
- without swearing at me - and let me know never to darken your door
also playing at the Indie Tracks festival in Derbyshire on 28th July:
the train to Indiepopland! Travel by steam or heritage diesel train
to our festival site at Swanwick, where we will have 24 bands playing
on two stages over two days."
so far: The Orchids, Arthur & Martha, Bearsuit, The Bobby McGees,
College Pinks, Countryside, The Cut Outs, The Electric Pop Group, The
Felt Tips, Pete Green, The Gresham Flyers, The Hermit Crabs, MJ
Hibbett & The Validators, Horowitz ,The Indelicates, Rose
McDowall, Roy Moller, Persil, Santa Dog, Strange Idols and Wake The
President. BANDS IN GREEN PLAYING ON SATURDAY "
will finish at 10pm, with an indiepop disco afterwards.
night - How Does It Feel To Be Loved? - www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
night - t.b.a. "
details at www.indietracks.co.uk
to see you there!
DAMM PRIMAVERA SOUND 2007 CLOSING PARTY
happened in the last years, Sunday 3 of June we will finish
another new festival edition with a closing party in Apolo club and
La  where you will have free entrance with Estrella Damm Primavera
Sound 2007 three-day ticket.Spanish scene will be represented
by the band from Sevilla Southern Arts Society, leaded by Andy
Jarman and creators of a cinematic pop flavoured with electronica
touches.A new rising promise will be playing too: the canadian
band Malajube that will release in Europe the new album
"Trompe L'Oeil".From Glasgow will come The Orchids,
a living legend of indie pop and one of the reference bands of
legendary British label Sarah Records. The creators of “Striving
For The Lazy Perfection" will release a new lp in spanish label
Siesta and they will be in Barcelona in order to perform it.The
night will be completed with one of the most interesting bands this
year, Of Montreal. Kevin Barnes and his folks will unfold all
the magic contained in "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?"
the new work that's making them break the underground's frontier,
thanks to its irresitible mixture of Prince influenced funk, glam and
Elephant 6’s pop.The night will finish with one of our
favourite discjockeys: Erol Alkan whom the 2007 is being the
year of his massive acknowledgement: 2006 best dj on Mixmag magazine
and Scissors Sisters and Klaxons remixes has helped to the most
rockist dj on dance scene to turns into a star.The line-up of
this night is not still finished. We will add more artists soon.
february The Orchids recorded
a LIVE session for The Soundwave programme on www.radiosix.com
on the program hosted by John Cavanagh.
Band played four songs from the new album as well as some favourite
tracks and chat
programme will be broadcast on Sunday 4th March at 06;00am and
Monday 19:00pm GMT
can tune in on line at http://www.radiosix.com/
channel 0195 on
digital satellite covering the United Kingdom and Ireland
details of how to tune in can be found
album "GOOD TO BE A STRANGER" released 5th March 2007!
mail order service is fully operative (even before march 5th the
uk release date). They will be happy to arrange despatch of copies
Band will play in Glasgow... News to follow.
TO BE A STRANGER”
new album will be out!!!
available at Siesta
it is a great pleasure to introduce you the new section in the
2007!!!!! Go and give a look... It is an order.