Orchid Collective - Unitarian Church, Dublin
+ Beauty Sleep
Dublin Unitarian Church
4 March 2017.
Latest EP ‘COURAGE’ Out Now!
Following their incredible show at Whelans last month, We are delighted to announce Orchid Collective will return to Dublin to perform in the intimate surroundings of Dublin’s Unitarian Church on 4 March 2017.
Orchid Collective - Consisting of David O Shea (lead vocals, guitar), Shea Tohill (lead guitar, vocals), Hugh O’Neill (bass, vocals) and Brian Roony (drums, vocals) have been gigging relentlessly across Ireland, developing their unique sound and quickly making a name for themselves as an unforgettable live act. The band are responsible for creating rousing alternative folk-influenced rock that would resonate with those who are fans of Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver. Through their own distinct use of vocal harmonies and searing layers of reverbed guitars; Orchid Collective make themselves known as a band that set themselves apart from their contemporaries, offering a bold new imagining of the indie genre.
Upon releasing their latest EP, the band admitted: ‘It is both an exciting and terrifying time for us to put these songs out to the public and we hope everyone can relate to them the way we have.’
Produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier/U2), the aptly named ‘Courage’ EP strives for daring new beginnings and showcases the certified brilliance in how Orchid Collective operate as a band, lead track ‘Courage’ demonstrates this through mesmerising guitar riffs and lead singer O Shea’s dulcet tones. ‘Waited on The Sun’ acts as the perfect ode to the final days of summer; a searing cut of blissed out melodies and optimistic vocals that ready us for darker evenings and colder nights. Tracks like ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Blindfold’ also play on their strengths, the first half of each track weaving in and out of sombre melodies and hushed lyrics – only to climax with Brian Roony’s explosive drum work.
Simply put, Orchid Collective are the band that can perfectly soundtrack the coming change of season, but unlike like the last days of summer, won’t be so easily forgotten.
"Lay As Stone" could have quite easily been written by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Fleet Foxes. This Dublin four-piece has opened its recording account at a level that few young acts could possibly match.’’ - Dan Hegarty (RTE/ CBC MUSIC)
"A slow-burning mosaic of alternative-pop and indie-folk shimmer and glisten, ‘Courage’ is the sound of Orchid Collective fully realising their ambitious sound." - The Last Mixed Tape
Tickets priced €15 on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.