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Orchards release new Acoustic EP + announce rescheduled tour dates!

August 25, 2020
photo credit: Jessie Morgan



Brighton alt-poppers Orchards today share their new Acoustic EP, recorded in separate locations during lockdown. The EP showcases the band’s brilliant songwriting skills, and singer Lucy Evers’ flawless vocals, with a special twist on their well-loved songs. Alongside fan favourites such as ‘Age Of You’ and ‘Be Here’, the EP contains tracks from Orchards’ debut album Lovecore, released on March 13th, just as the UK went into lockdown.

Faced with being unable tour and promote the record as they’d hoped, the band sought to make the best of an unfortunate situation and kept themselves busy with livestream gigs, recording covers (including IDLES’ ‘Never Fight A Man With A Perm’, with profits going to NHS Charities Together and Hayley Williams’ ‘Over Yet’, which Hayley said “woke me up with a smile”), hosting livestream Q&As for their fan community The Juicebox and recording their Acoustic EP, shining a new light on tracks that are usually played with full gusto on stage, in true Orchards style. 

About making their new EP, Orchards say: “It sucks we haven’t been able to tour our debut album yet, but everyone’s in the same boat so it pretty much sucks for everyone. We never intended to make an acoustic EP, we were recording some songs for a radio session with Huw Stephens and decided to just keep on recording. 

It’s the first time we’ve ever really delved into recording ourselves so it was definitely a learning process for all of us, but we’ve ended up learning a bunch and have created something we’re all super proud of. As we were split across 2 flats, it was a lot of trial and error, but we had help from Jon Hucks who recorded LOVECORE and we had a laugh making it – not quite sure our neighbours would say the same though!  

This EP is for sure a different vibe to our summery pop album but we hope you love the chilled energy as much as the crazy climbing over bars energy we normally bring on tour! We cannot wait to be out there eventually playing the album for you all, with the bells and whistles, but for now, here’s some summery cuteness.”

A gorgeous new EP, showcasing the tender emotions that Orchards can achieve too. Twinkly notes and high pitched elongated vocal notes mixed with their renowned riffs re-hashed on a more gentle and delicate notation. A fun and honest release, uniting Orchards to create something that resonates such warmth. A vibrant take on their already flawless creativity.

After recording their new EP remotely, Orchards are looking forward to getting together to play live again on their Lovecore tour, with new dates confirmed for March and May 2021, and with more exciting plans for the rest of the year up their sleeves. Tickets for these new dates are on sale now from Original tickets for the Lovecore tour are still valid for the 2021 shows.

Orchards 2021 tour dates

26th March – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton 

18th May – Heartbreakers, Southampton

19th May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

20th May – Exchange, Bristol 

21st May –  Dead Wax, Birmingham

22nd May – Record Junkee, Sheffield

23rd May – YES, Manchester

25th May – Stereo, Glasgow

26th May – The Bodega, Nottingham

27th May – OMEARA, London

Tickets on sale now from

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