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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