ORCHARDS share Dreamland Sessions video for ‘Magical Thinking’ + announce rescheduled UK tour dates

March 25, 2020
photo credit: Jessie Morgan




Following the release of their debut album Lovecore, Brighton bunch Orchards today share a brand new live video of their latest single ‘Magical Thinking’. The video is the latest in their ‘Dreamland Sessions’ series, filmed at a special location in Margate in August 2019, and is the first single from Orchards’ new record to be performed as a part of the series, directed and filmed by Ben Pollard.

About ‘Magical Thinking’, the band say: Mental health as a conversation topic is more important than ever and this track is our anthem of hope and validation. This track is for anyone who has suffered and who has ever felt lost. You are never alone and asking for help is never shameful. Let the joy in this track bring you a little love and happiness. It’s a party song, so dance around your bedroom and release some endorphins.”

As a result of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Orchards will be postponing their upcoming tour of the UK and Europe, due to take place next month. Instead, the band will be bringing their brilliant live show around the UK this September, with the newly announced dates still taking in London’s OMEARA, a hometown show at Chalk in Brighton and even includes a new date in Sheffield. Tickets are on sale now, see below for a full list of dates.

Orchards’ debut album Lovecore is out now via Big Scary Monsters. Lovecore is a lifetime in the making for Orchards, written crammed into drummer Will’s bedroom after working 9-6 days, on lunch breaks, on tour – in every spare second the band had. Lovecore is bursting with their signature Orchards sound, with a heavy focus on killer melodies and singer Lucy’s heartfelt poetic lyrical outpourings centred around her experience with loss, mental health struggles, the environment and relationships. 

About their debut album, Orchards say: “It’s our statement, a flag in the ground letting people know we’re here and this is exactly what we’re all about. It’s the product of years of touring, meeting new people, hard times, good times, loss, friendships and growth. We’re starting a party and everyones invited”.

Lovecore tracklist

  1. Sincerely Overwhelmed
  2. Burn Alive
  3. Sooner
  4. Girlfriend
  5. Stealing Your Sleep
  6. Magical Thinking 
  7. Social Sobriety
  8. Vacancy
  9. Give Me
  10. Luv You 2
  11. History

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. 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’ debut album Lovecore is out now via Big Scary Monsters.

Orchards 2020 tour

Wednesday 2nd September Hare & Hounds 2 Birmingham, UK
Thursday 3rd September YES (Basement) Manchester, UK
Friday 4th September Stereo Cafe Bar Glasgow, UK
Saturday 5th September Network Sheffield, UK
Sunday 6th September The Bodega Nottingham, UK
Tuesday 8th September Chalk Brighton, UK
Wednesday 9th September OMEARA London, UK
Thursday 10th September Exchange Bristol, UK Friday 11th September Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, UK

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