“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.”



13 April 2020

The new Gary Lundgren film 'Pheonix, Arizona'

is released this month in the US, and follows

two friends battling mid-life crisis by opening

a bowling alley/pizzeria in their hometown.

Featured in the film is Pelican Blonde

by The Orchids!


NNEexNext gigs:

Saturday 15th February 2020

Barcelona Minifestival de Musica Independent

Les Bosses, Barcelona. Spain


27 March 2020

For its 10th anniversary,

Firestation Records have reissued

The Lost Star on vinyl.

Limited copies are available in-store in Berlin

but also available on their website.


© 2019 The Orchids

With thanks to Fabio Scatena