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Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:25 pm
by holyzombiejesus
Ha! It was 'Yawn' that was playing. Well, about 5 seconds of it. I've had actual yawns that lasted longer.

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:43 pm
by crystalball
This is the best thing that's ever happened on Anorak.

The first five seconds of 'Yawn' is an excerpt from a Greek Orthodox liturgy. A massive turn-on.

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:08 pm
by holyzombiejesus
crystalball wrote:This is the best thing that's ever happened on Anorak.

The first five seconds of 'Yawn' is an excerpt from a Greek Orthodox liturgy. A massive turn-on.
It wasn't the first 5 seconds of Yawn that sountracked this momentous occasion. It was a little bit in the middle. I spent the first couple of minutes of it thinking 'YES! This is it! This is it!' Then came the fateful five seconds and the rest of the song soundtracked my whimpering apologies. And then my snoring.


Any offers, ladies?

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:45 pm
by graysonscolumn
holyzombiejesus wrote:
I spent the first couple of minutes of it thinking 'YES! This is it! This is it!' Then came the fateful five seconds and the rest of the song soundtracked my whimpering apologies. And then my snoring, obviously.
"That's the way it goes, my friend".

gc

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:10 pm
by SLINKY
Brilliant! That made me actualy really LOL:)

Not at your performance....Honestly. But a great story. Greek Orthodox Liturgy? Is that normal foreplay?

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:35 pm
by the orchids
Hello all,

Just a wee update to let you know about our new single, a brand new version of "The Way That You Move":

"The kids have demanded it and who are we to disagree with the long awaited return to 7" vinyl for The Orchids. This is the band's first outing on 7" vinyl since the Thaumaturgy single on Sarah Records in 1992 and what a return! In true Orchids style they have surprised us once more - 'The Way That You Move' is disco but Orchids style; with its hypnotic beat and James' inimitable vocals supported by Pauline Hynds it is guaranteed to get feet moving on dancefloors around the world. The exclusive b sides are the hauntingly beautiful 'Placa San Sebastian' which features James, a piano and some amazing backing harmonies. The final track is the guitar led pop of 'I Just Don't Care' which has more of the classic Orchids sound. The single on Pebble Records is limited to 500 copies and comes with a download code."

And thanks to Brogues for the very nice mention here:

http://notunloved.blogspot.com/2011/08/ ... -move.html

All the best
The Orchids x

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:55 am
by pebble
Remember, remember the 5th of November........The Orchids, The Cavalcade and Paisley and Charlie live in London at The Bowery, New Oxford Street, London. Venue holds 180 max well under the number of tickets sold for The Orchids last London show so please grab those tickets early!. Tickets available by sending £6 to our paypal account pebblerecords@tiscali.co.uk or from www.wegottickets.com (sales go live over the weekend). More details, facebook events page and links soon!

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:22 pm
by the orchids
Hello All

A wee reminder that we are playing London's Bowery along with Pocketbooks this Saturday 5th November:

http://pebblerecords.bigcartel.com/prod ... d-more-gig

Then the next day, Sunday 6th November, we are playing our first ever gig in Greece at Tiki Bar in Athens:

http://www.tikiathens.com/

Finally, we're honoured to be supporting The Drums at Glasgow ABC on Saturday 3rd December:

http://www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk/event/323 ... ms-tickets

Hope to see you there!
The Orchids x

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:50 am
by pebble
Just to let you all know we are offering tickets for Saturdays gig with The Orchids / Pocketbooks / The Gaa Gaas at a recession busting price of £4 till midday Saturday at the big cartel http://pebblerecords.bigcartel.com/prod ... d-more-gig. Hope to see you there!

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:01 am
by provokratoras
For all of you who love the Orchids check this picture taken in Nov 2011 (yes I am in it!!!)

http://www.myspace.com/the7frogs/photos ... 7721670%7D

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:46 pm
by String Bean Jen
provokratoras wrote:For all of you who love the Orchids check this picture taken in Nov 2011 (yes I am in it!!!)

http://www.myspace.com/the7frogs/photos ... 7721670%7D
When The Orchids said they were playing at a tiki bar, they weren't lying!

Their gig at the Bowery was possibly the most energetic and extraordinarily fun gig I've seen by The Orchids, which was quite a surprise because the venue was not exactly rammed with fans. But the band were dancing on and off stage, cracking jokes and shouting to each other in Glaswegian between the songs. It made *me* crack up!

I took two videos. "The Coolest Thing" and the classic "Peaches".




Re: The Orchids

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:38 pm
by the orchids
Hi everyone

A quick heads up to let you know that our new album "Beatitude #9" is out this week and the video for the new single is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqRe9pnM ... IXun1gR8wQ

Also we are playing Glasgow's Glad Cafe on Saturday 29th November with our friends Bodyheat, hope to see you there...

http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-orc ... afe/823556

The Orchids x

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:20 pm
by islandhopper
It's true - here's the FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/756892364385668

Image

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:30 pm
by crystalball
That poster's really quite lovely. Wish I could go.

Looking forward to hearing the new album, The Orchids. Sitting drinking in Bristol with James H back in May and hearing all about the recording of it seems like a dream. x

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:02 pm
by richpassivity
Going to give the Soundcloud page a listen tonight & get the physical copy ordered!

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:37 pm
by nogoodboyo
got my copy of Beatitude today- what a wonderful album - loved the Orchids right from the start , one of the very few bands who managed to sound fresh and life-affirming after all these years , hats off.

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:38 pm
by humblebee
Thirty years today since The Orchids first played together!

I'm not usually one for counting time but this has moved me to pour a small glass of Dalwhinnie.

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:29 pm
by crystalball
On a similar ^ note, I've sacked work for the afternoon to read the Orchids chapter in the Sarah book and I'm now having a dram and seriously considering writing a whole book about them.

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:34 am
by graysonscolumn
It's a lovely chapter on them, for sure. It seems somehow very them that the amazing Yawn was just a track that happened because they were too languid/inebriated to have three tracks ready to go for the EP beforehand.

For them as may have missed it before now, The Orchids' back catalogue pre-Beatitude got the Toppermost treatment just before the Sarah film premiere: http://www.toppermost.co.uk/orchids/

gc

Re: The Orchids

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:00 pm
by the orchids
Hi all - very quick heads up that The Orchids will be playing a free gig at Mono in Glasgow on Friday 27th October to launch our new "Who Needs Tomorrow" compilation on Cherry Red. Hope to see some of our Glasgow friends there!!

http://www.monocafebar.com/events/we-fo ... e-orchids/