“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.”



 8 January 2022

A new compilation from Under

The Bridge, released on March

18th, features a brand new track

from The Orchids' next album.

The compilation is on vinyl, CD and download, and can be pre-ordered now on Bandcamp.

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NNEexNext gigs:

Saturday 23rd April 2022

Thunderbolt, Bristol. UK

Sunday 24th April 2022

Amersham Arms, London. UK

Tickets from

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6 December 2021


Final recordings are taking place

tonight in Medusa Estudio in

Barcelona, where producer Ian

Carmichael is recording backing vocals

on two tracks for the new album.