*POSTPONED* ORCHARDS+ PETRIE + LAUREN HOYLE

**This show has been postponed to September 2nd, 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak as a precautionary measure. All tickets remain valid for the new date. If you cannot make the new date refunds are available at point of purchase**

Atop sharp-edged, angular collisions, Orchards manage to cram approximately 5 killer hooks into the space of a single song” – DIY

The band’s whip-smart math-pop is all glistening surface and immediate melody, but beneath this chrome-plated chassis lies a complex rhythmic engine” – Clash

Brighton quartet Orchards today announce details of their long-awaited debut album Lovecore, which will be released on 13th March via Big Scary Monsters. The band today also share their new single ‘Sincerely Overwhelmed’, a song that explores coming to terms with the fact you might not be handling difficult times as well as you think you are. About their debut album, Orchards say: “It’s our statement, a flag in the ground letting people know we’re here and this is exactly what we’re all about. It’s the product of years of touring, meeting new people, hard times, good times, loss, friendships and growth. We’re starting a party and everyones invited”.

Listen to ‘Sincerely Overwhelmed’ / Preorder Lovecore

Lovecore is a lifetime in the making for Orchards, written crammed into drummer Will’s bedroom after working 9-6 days, on lunch breaks, on tour – in every spare second the band had. Their debut album is bursting with their signature Orchards sound, with a heavy focus on killer melodies and singer Lucy’s heartfelt poetic lyrical outpourings centred around her experience with loss, mental health struggles, the environment and relationships. To pre-order Lovecore and be in with the chance of winning one of 50 pairs of tickets to an exclusive release party (along with other goodies), head to www.bsmrocks.com.

Born from Brighton’s diverse musical breeding ground, indie quartet Orchards are among the cities brightest rising stars. Comprised of lifelong friends Sam Rushton (guitar) and Dan Fane (bass/vocals), who met drummer Will Lee-Lewis and 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 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: fun. Orchards will release their debut album Lovecore on March 13th 2020 via Big Scary Monsters.

Orchards Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Watch the video to ‘Double Vision’ here:


Few artists can thank a petty scrap outside a club for the creative spark for their music, but for Petrie – it might have been divine intervention.The alt-pop duo, comprised of George and Better Laurence were working on their first bit of music in Laurie’s garage in the summer of 2015 – the tune was there, but the lyrics were still some way off.“ We went to go pick up some friends of ours at a club in Brighton” vocalist George explains and that’s when a fight broke out, with the pair trying to protect their friends. Nothing too serious, thankfully, but that incident inadvertently sparked a brainwave when they got back to the studio.

“Lyrically, our stuff is very much based on that event. So that was the start of Petrie really, and all it took was a stiletto around the head!”

By that event, they don’t mean fighting- but club culture in general. Something that they frequently talk about in their songs- including on ‘Slurs’, a slice of whomping electronica with subtle lyrical observations on male aggression and entitlement in clubs. “Some of it is a little snark at club culture” Better Laurence one half of the duo explains. “We do go to these places, but we come out feeling like an observer. We’re writing club music from a completely different sense.”

Watch the official music video for ‘New Year’ now:


Lauren Hoyle is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham. Previously a one woman band, her debut single ‘Paramita’ delivers a full band bold and lively sound with gorgeous harmonies and catchy choruses. Lauren passionately tells raw and personal stories of friends, love and people she has met along the way. Her heartfelt live performances are energetic, enthralling and charming.

Lauren Hoyle Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify 

 

 

 

 

Watch the official music video for ‘Paramita’ below: