With lush melodies and intricate musicianship, Brighton math pop outfit Orchards are a unique proposition. Deftly combining hooks that one would sell their grandmother for and riffs fueled by funk and math rock, the group provide a ludicriously fun and engaging experience.
Orchards are following in the footsteps of bands such as Everything Everything and Foals. Last year they debuted with ‘Losers/Lovers’, Orchards are back with their brand new single, ‘Sooner’.
Distinctly British, and seemingly intent on pushing songwriting boundaries to their limits – Petrie is something of a prodigal talent. Writing, producing and performing on this debut single, his sound comes fully formed right from the word go.
There’s a definite off-kilter RnB/pop feel to it, a touch of Ben Khan-esque weird pop in its songwriting nuances, and slightly reminiscent of Everything Everything in his vocal execution, too. Throughout 2018, Petrie launched a string of tracks which captured their uniquely multi-textural pop flavour, all of which now can found through the open doors of the duo’s Superstore.
Reading four piece Sundara Karma drop their new single Illusions and tease their second album. Listen to Illusions below.
Co-produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Les Rhythm Digitales) and Kaines (Alex Robertshaw from Everything Everything), Illusions takes the band in a new direction. The song is a slow burner that is reminiscent of the latest Arctic Monkeys record or a latter day Franz Ferdinand ballad.
Illusions follows on from the critically acclaimed debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect, which was released in 2017.