Born from Brighton’s diverse musical breeding ground, Orchards are among the city’s brightest rising stars. Comprised of lifelong friends Sam Rushton (guitar) and Dan Fane (bass/vocals), who met vocalist Lucy Evers within their first week at university, the band are a resplendent mix of summer melodies and stellar hooks that threaten to be stuck in your head for days. Combining left-field experimentation with driving Indie-Rock startlingly prescient Pop sensibilities, Orchards have been described as a “glittery gateway drug”, with a sound that is inherently positive, charming, shimmering and above all else, fun.
“Twiddly, fiddly math-rock riffs chucked in a Nutribullet with the bombast and ambition of pop music” – Noisey
“Brightness shimmers through an exotic waterfall of dancing guitar notes that elevate Evers honest and open lyrics” – The Line of Best Fit
“As spellbinding as its name suggests, it’s a rush of sparkling joy – an apt description for a band tapping into something genuinely special” – Upset
“‘Lovecore’ is a very strong debut, packed full of bright moments.” – Clash “the UK’s most exciting alt-pop export” – Guitar World