© 2019 The Orchids

With thanks to Fabio Scatena



“The best Scottish pop band since Orange Juice” – Melody Maker


For those of you unfamiliar with The Orchids’ work, their music is bright pop music, crystal clear, but in no way could it be described as featherweight pop. 
The enigmatic five piece band formed in Glasgow, and have released some of the finest pop songs of their generation since humble beginnings in the suburbs, where the three founder members grew up and started the band in 1986. Their first six singles and three albums were met with widespread critical acclaim, much of this from outside  the UK.

Ahead of their time in the early 90’s, it is only now that many have realised how fascinating and mature those earlier releases were.

“This group are a magical box of delights; always were and always will be.”



October 2019

Our 7th studio album is in development! We are working on a new record with around 23 songs at different stages of development. We are very excited to be working with Ian Carmichael again on these and how the tracks are forming into what we hope will be our best album ever! Some of the songs in development are "Caravan", "Isn't It Easy" and "Limitless". Another one we are working on is "Buddy", a raucous song that we played live at our Glasgow gig in June.


NNEexNext gigs:

Friday 14th February 2020

100 Club, London, UK

With support by St Christopher and Jetstream Pony

Tickets available from agmp.co.uk and seetickets.com

Saturday 15th February 2020

Barcelona Minifestval de Musica Independent



22nd February 2019


New multi-CD compilation

released by Cherry Red:

Big Gold Dreams

documenting the vibrant independent music scene in Scotland in the late 70s and 80s and featuring 'Tiny Words'