Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Orchids - Dreaming Kind


As it is September, we denizens of the Northern Hemisphere must resign ourselves to the end of the growing season (well, locally we still will have pumpkins). But the fine city of Glasgow now offers fresh orchids -- specifically the Dreaming Kind by the venerable The Orchids. One of the Sarah Records mainstays 'back in the day', this album is the band's first LP in eight years. Our most immediate thought upon hearing Dreaming Kind is how much we missed this band's art. Our second thought was 'this is no nostalgia effort--this is great new music". The songs are inspired indie pop at the highest level. The songwriting reflects power, passion and nuance in equal measure. But the icing on the cake (or the bloom on the orchid) is that there are no weak components. Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, keys and production all star in their own right. Great songs, and a top 20 album for the year in our opinion.

The Orchids have been together for over 30 years, and have delivered multiple albums, compilations and singles. The current members are Ronnie Borland, James Hackett, Chris Quinn, John Scally, and Keith Sharp. Additional contributions to this recording were made by Ian Carmichael, Pauline Hynds Bari, and Paul Quinn.

Dreaming Kind is available now in CD, digital and vinyl formats with UK label Skepwax Records.



Bandcamp for Dreaming Kind

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