Brighton’s Orchards unveil skittish math-pop ode to bees and unrequited love, ‘Honey’
“The band’s whip-smart math-pop is all glis
tening surface and immediate melody, but beneath this chrome-plated chassis lies a complex rhythmic engine.” Clash
Combining left field experimentation with pop sensibilities, Brighton’s Orchards unveil new single ‘Honey’, out 18th November.
Once again recording with engineer/producer Thomas Le Beau Morley (Wolf Alice, Three Trapped Tigers, Delta Sleep), Orchards have further honed their skittish math-pop sound, where intricate guitars and drums provide the bed on which Lucy Evers’ vocals thrive, before a stunning, spaced-out release signals a thrilling climax.
Since the success of their last single “Peggy”, (over 50,000 views YouTube views since release) Orchards have shared the stage with Meet Me In St Louis, Alpha Male Tea Party and White Lung, whilst also appearing at festivals such as A Carefully Planned Faestival, TRUCK and YNOT. Furthermore, slots at Edinburgh Fringe and playing as part of the global stripped-back music series Sofar Sounds highlight the band’s versatility and skill.
Of the meaning behind the track the band say: “The lyrics are two-fold, you could say they’re about unrequited love and the chemistry that that situation ignites between two people. On the other hand you can think about the lyrics in the context of the bee crisis and how those lovely things are currently in danger. Yes our vocalist is a bit obsessed with bees…”
Honey again showcases the band’s ability to write pop songs that make you think twice.
Lucy Evers – (Vocals)
Sam Rushton – (Guitar)
Dan Fane – (Bass/Vocals)
Will Lee-Lewis – (Drums
December 2nd – Green Door Store, Brighton