ORCHARDS share new single ‘Sooner’ + announce UK / EU April tour

November 6, 2019
Jessie Morgan



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

Brighton quartet Orchards today share their brand new single ‘Sooner’. The new song is the band’s first new music since the release of double A-side singles ‘Young’ / ‘Mature Me’ via Big Scary Monsters earlier this year, and follows their stint on the road supporting Pom Poko last month. 

About ‘Sooner’, the band say: “It’s the start of the wormhole into our world. It’s reminiscent of days spent drinking on the beach, jumping in the sea to cool off whilst the BBQ tries desperately to light in the Brighton wind! However it’s also for the lost connections, for waiting too long, for nostalgic yearning yet coming out the other side and getting right back to that sunny beach. It’s the invitation to the party. It’s the joyous beginning to our journey that’s been 3 years in the making.

Orchards today also announce new UK and European headline tour dates for April 2020, taking in 14 dates, including London’s Omeara. Full list of dates below, tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am.

Born from Brighton’s diverse musical breeding ground, indie quartet Orchards are among the cities brightest rising stars. Comprised of lifelong friends Sam Rushton (guitar) and Dan Fane (bass/vocals), who met drummer Will Lee-Lewis and vocalist Lucy Evers within their first week at university, the band are a resplendent mix of summer melodies and stellar hooks that threaten to be stuck in your head for days. 

Hailed by Huw Stephens as ‘One To Watch’, the band have been supported by BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, Noisey, The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, DIY, Dork, Upset and more. Combining left-field experimentation with startlingly prescient pop sensibilities, Orchards have been described as a “glittery gateway drug”, with a sound that is inherently positive, charming, shimmering and above all: fun.

Orchards 2020 tour dates

Thursday 2nd April – Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham, UK
Friday 3rd April – YES (Basement), Manchester, UK
Saturday 4th April – Stereo Cafe Bar, Glasgow, UK
Tuesday 7th April – The Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday 8th April – OMEARA, London, UK
Thursday 9th April – Exchange, Bristol, UK
Friday 10th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
Saturday 11th April – Chalk, Brighton, UK
Tuesday 14th April – Bouckenborgh, Antwerp, Belgium
Wednesday 15th April – Le Pop Up Du Label, Paris, France
Thursday 16th April – Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
Friday 17th April – Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 18th April – Molotow Skybar, Hamburg, Germany Sunday 19th April – Cinetol, Netherlands, Amsterdam

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