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The Orchids

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The Orchids Music Videos

THE WAY THAT YOU MOVE -the orchids Play Video

THE WAY THAT YOU MOVE -the orchids

THE WAY THAT YOU MOVE video promo for E.P released on Pebblerecords.co.uk download from iTunes, Facebook

Garrick Davis-Redhouse Play Video

Garrick Davis-Redhouse

Nothin' but the Blues. Watch the official Garrick Davis-Redhouse video by Garrick Davis/The Fabulous Funkyband in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Silent Night [2012 Sony Remaster] Play Video

Silent Night [2012 Sony Remaster]

Watch the official Silent Night [2012 Sony Remaster] video by Phil Spector;Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans;Darlene Love;The Crystals;The Ronettes in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and...

Silent Night Play Video

Silent Night

Watch the official Silent Night video by Phil Spector;Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans;Darlene Love;The Crystals;The Ronettes in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

"Keep Pretending" Play Video

"Keep Pretending"

On-The-Go "Keep Pretending". Watch the official "Keep Pretending" video by On-The-Go in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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The Orchids Biography

The Orchids were a Scottish twee pop band that achieved success with Sarah Records. Formed near Glasgow in 1986, the Orchids released a series of underground singles on the influential Sarah Records (see 1986 in music). The group's line-up comprised James Hackett (vocals), John Scally (guitar), Chris Quinn (drums), Matthew Drummond (guitar) and James Moody (bass). Their producer, Ian Carmichael, often played keyboards on their records. The group split up in 1995, playing their final gig at the Sarah Records farewell party.

The Orchids were musically one of the more interesting Sarah bands and certainly developed far more on that label than any band except, perhaps, The Field Mice. Starting with a fairly conventional melancholy guitar pop sound on Lyceum and contemporaneous singles, they moved on to become more keyboard and sample/effects-based for their second and third albums, Unholy Soul and Striving For the Lazy Perfection, developing a more electronic sound, possibly as a result of their producer, Ian Carmichael, who was a member of dance band One Dove. Their entire back catalogue was re-released on LTM Records in 2005.

The band reformed in 2004 with a new bassist Ronnie Borland, and released a new album Good to Be a Stranger in 2007. The new album was released on Madrid based label Siesta on 5 February 2007, and the band will be heading out to play live gigs for the first time in twelve years to promote the new release.

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