“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.”



September 2020

Following the delays in recording due

to the ongoing pandemic conditions,

we are happy to announce

that studios have been booked,

and we hope to be recording in November.

(Stay tuned and fingers crossed.)


NNEexNext gigs:

Saturday 15th February 2020

Barcelona Minifestival de Musica Independent

Les Bosses, Barcelona. Spain


July 2020

In case you missed it, the Japanese

Blue-Very Label released vol.3 in

their split ep series in March,

featuring Shino Kobayashi covering

our very own A Kind of Eden.

Available on Bandcamp.


© 2019 The Orchids

With thanks to Fabio Scatena