Brighton math-pop 4-piece Orchards release the glittery ‘Darling’, skittish guitars combining with ’80s pop elements to create a perfect early summer banger
“‘Darling’ is an absolute doozy … managing to cram approximately 5 killer hooks into the space of a single song.” DIY
“The band’s whip-smart math-pop is all glistening 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 ‘Darling’, out 25th April, affirming the glittery spark ignited by last release ‘Honey’.
With the success of early singles ‘Peggy’ and ‘Honey’ Orchards have blazed a trail for themselves as one of the most exciting alt. pop acts in the UK scene; with new cut ‘Darling’ they’re further coming into their own, as evidenced by their stint supporting NYC duo PWR BTTM on the UK and France legs of their European tour.
Once again recording with engineer/producer Thomas Le Beau Morley (Wolf Alice, Three Trapped Tigers, Delta Sleep), Orchards have honed their skittish math-pop sound, whilst adding a shimmering veneer of ’80s pop grandiosity.
Other highlights have included sharing 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.
‘Darling’ 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