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Re: The Orchids

Post by richpassivity » Sun Dec 20, 2009 14:41

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Re: The Orchids

Post by pebble » Mon Dec 21, 2009 00:44

Hi thanks to Richpassivity for doing my job for me!! Just a quick update.........The Orchids have recorded about 15 songs for their new album and they sound amazing!! The band have set up a studio at home and without the constraints of studio time with the meter ticking have produced a much more varied set of songs than the last album (which I for one loved!). I think it will really surprise alot of people with many more styles in the mix, not only drawing from all of their past albums, but new directions as well while remaining very much an Orchids record. James singing and songwriting is brilliant and The Orchids sound is still there partly due to John's guitar playing, which really, if this was being played by Marr or Squire or whoever the latest guitar hero is how many more people would be saying how great it is....... I think The Orchids are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years but hopefully this album will start to put that right! When I thought about starting a label they were at the top of my wish list and they have done me proud for the first releases on Pebble Records. The album is being mixed by Ian Carmichael and should all be complete earlyish new year with a single due Feb/March. I will keep you posted!

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Re: The Orchids

Post by humblebee » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:32

Speaking as the world's second biggest Orchids fan, that last album never quite clicked for me. 'Another Saturday Night' is up there with their best stuff though, so they've clearly still got it. Be interesting to see how the new one sounds.

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Re: The Orchids

Post by linus » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:25

hey, orchids fans! was the last album produced by ian carmichael too?

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Re: The Orchids

Post by humblebee » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:35

fogofideas wrote:hey, orchids fans! was the last album produced by ian carmichael too?
Oooh, I dunno actually. I know their two studio albums for Sarah were though.

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Re: The Orchids

Post by linus » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:38

yeh, it was from them and the bachelor pad stuff he produced that we began to take note (we being me and a mate from ages back)

I think he definitely adds something, he did some lovely pastels remixes too

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Re: The Orchids

Post by richpassivity » Mon Dec 21, 2009 13:06

pebble wrote:Hi thanks to Richpassivity for doing my job for me!! Just a quick update.........The Orchids have recorded about 15 songs for their new album and they sound amazing!! The band have set up a studio at home and without the constraints of studio time with the meter ticking have produced a much more varied set of songs than the last album (which I for one loved!). I think it will really surprise alot of people with many more styles in the mix, not only drawing from all of their past albums, but new directions as well while remaining very much an Orchids record. James singing and songwriting is brilliant and The Orchids sound is still there partly due to John's guitar playing, which really, if this was being played by Marr or Squire or whoever the latest guitar hero is how many more people would be saying how great it is....... I think The Orchids are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years but hopefully this album will start to put that right! When I thought about starting a label they were at the top of my wish list and they have done me proud for the first releases on Pebble Records. The album is being mixed by Ian Carmichael and should all be complete earlyish new year with a single due Feb/March. I will keep you posted!
Thank you!
This is great news.
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Re: The Orchids

Post by pebble » Tue Dec 22, 2009 22:14

The last album was not produced by Ian Carmichael but if you want to hear how it may have sounded if it was check out his remix of I Need You To Believe In Me on The Orchids Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/theorchidsuk) now retitled INU2B (it's at the bottom of the playlist) it's rather splendid!

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Re: The Orchids

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Re: The Orchids

Post by odiodiodi » Sun Mar 21, 2010 09:33

in the link below you can find a recent interview with the Orchids, for the Velvet magazine, but unfortunately for most of you it's in Greek

http://velvetmagazine.gr/2010/03/the-or ... or-velvet/

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Re: The Orchids

Post by crystalball » Sun Mar 21, 2010 21:19

That's a great interview, Odi. The stuff they are saying about Sarah is really moving, isn't it. Thanks for posting it!

It's so nice to see the Orchids talked about again.

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Re: The Orchids

Post by richpassivity » Mon Mar 22, 2010 13:11

Been playing the 'Lyceum + Singles' CD so much recently!
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Re: The Orchids

Post by odiodiodi » Mon Mar 29, 2010 15:18

crystalball wrote:That's a great interview, Odi. The stuff they are saying about Sarah is really moving, isn't it. Thanks for posting it!

It's so nice to see the Orchids talked about again.
thanx a lot dear Crystalball! hope to see you soon probably next summer!

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Re: The Orchids

Post by pebble » Wed Mar 31, 2010 00:38

The Orchids new single will be 'She's My Girl', due for release late May and it's a slice of raucous indiepop! The album 'The Lost Star' will follow in July. The wait is almost over..........

Great interview by the way. Thank goodness for Google translator!

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Re: The Orchids

Post by odiodiodi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:21

pebble wrote: Great interview by the way. Thank goodness for Google translator!
in next month's issue there will be an interview with Harvey Williams.
I'll post it as it was sent by Harvey in English :)

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Re: The Orchids

Post by pebble » Wed Mar 31, 2010 14:06

Forgot to say if you run a blog / zine / club / radio show and would like to be added to the Pebble Records mailing list for promos to review / play please get in touch. Bona fide ones only please we will be checking!

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Re: The Orchids

Post by crystalball » Sun Apr 04, 2010 19:07

Just how bright and lovely and swoonsome is this?



Eeeee!

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Re: The Orchids

Post by northernlight » Sun Apr 04, 2010 22:33

crystalball wrote:Just how bright and lovely and swoonsome is this?

Eeeee!
Eeeeee indeed - good find!!!

I didn't even realise that they had a video for this, way back when..

Whilst watching this video, I suddenly thought back to a review of a field mice single (around at roughly the same time as the Orchids song) where the reviewer ignored the record, and just went on about the fact that field mice are cute squeaky animals that lived in fields - it was in either Smash Hits or NME I think. Weird how stuff comes back into your head like that..

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Re: The Orchids

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Apr 06, 2010 14:32

There's more than one use for every part

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Re: The Orchids

Post by pebble » Thu Apr 29, 2010 00:45

The Orchids new single "She's My Girl" is now available for pre order from Pebble Records! Official release date is May 24th and all pre orders will be posted for the weekend before. Hurrah!!

Now for the official announcement......

An exciting announcement coming from Glasgow, home to the enigmatic five piece band The Orchids! The guys have been busy since their last live performance in New York in summer 2008 writing and recording their fifth studio album. You will hear the results for the first time on a brand new Eastbourne based label “Pebble Records”. The album called “The Lost Star” will be out in August 2010 and is preceded by the release of a single in May.
The bands seventh single, “She’s My Girl” is released on 24th May and this will not disappoint new or existing fans, being a raucous guitar pop song for you to pogo and shout and sway along to. This is backed with two other new songs “The OK Song (Single mix)” and “The Lost Star”. The two additional songs that make up a three song EP have been entirely produced by the band themselves but on the main song, and others on the new album, the band has renewed their relationship with producer Ian Carmichael with spectacular results.
The album is a varied collection of songs more in line with their second album “Unholy Soul” than with the 2007 release “Good To Be A Stranger”. Watch out for the Orchids pop sound you know so well on “Les Spectacles de la Foire” and “Song For A Friend” and try to control your feet when you hear tracks such as “The Way That She Moves”. Meanwhile the cinematic epic guitar sound of “Doot Doot” and beautiful harmonies in the understated “Back To Your House” may surprise some who expect everything to remain the same in the world of The Orchids – which of course it never does!
You can also savour one of the best tracks on the album, the breathtaking and atmospheric “Girl To The Soldier” featuring the Cairn String Quartet (who have also worked with fellow Glaswegians Camera Obscura and Attic Lights). The album has been recorded and produced by the band’s bass player Ronnie Borland in Busby, Eaglesham and Manchester with final mixing by the aforementioned Ian Carmichael. As with their previous three albums, this one also features the beautiful vocals of Pauline Hynds.

The band has announced some shows to promote the records, returning to play for the second time at the popular English festival “Indie Tracks” on Saturday 24th July and then at Berlin popfest on Saturday 31st July. Look out for live performances to be announced for London and Glasgow.

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