A rare chance to see Sarah Records stars The Orchids in London this weekend...
Saturday 5 November
The Orchids + Pocketbooks
The Bowery, 36-38 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1EP.
Tickets just £4 in advance (£6 on the door) from:
Rare London gig from the stars of the legendary indie label Sarah Records, the label also responsible for The Field Mice and Heavenly, and now of new label Pebble Records. The Orchids formed in the mid 1980s in Penilee, near Govan, in South Glasgow, and released two full-length studio albums plus a string of EPs and singles.
The band returned in 2007, releasing the “Good to be a Stranger” album on the Madrid label Siesta, and resumed live shows with a breathtaking performance in London that year for Fortuna POP!. as well as headlining Indietracks Festival. Pop in its purest and most engaging form they are heralded as paving the way for artists such as Belle and Sebastian and Trash Can Sinatras as well as drawing comparisons with contemporaries such as The Go-Betweens and Felt. The band’s 5th album “The Lost Star” has recently been released by Pebble Records to critical acclaim and a new 7" vinyl single "The Way That You Move" is also available.
“The best Scottish pop band since Orange Juice” – Melody Maker
“A blissful mix of the best Scottish bands of the last few years” – NME
Pocketbooks are a pop band from London, combining melodic boy/girl harmonies, spiralling guitars and delicate pianos. They've been together since 2006, releasing two albums and playing shows across the UK, Sweden, Germany and the United States.
The band's debut album, 'Flight Paths', was released in 2009 on How Does It Feel To Be Loved?, with the song 'Fleeting Moments' appearing on the Rough Trade Shops Indiepop 09 compilation. Their second album, 'Carousel', was released in September 2011 on Odd Box Records, with its songs receiving plays on BBC 6 Music, BBC London and BBC Nottingham.
“This is Bacharach, and this is Bob Stanley. This is all those 60s pop groups who never aspired to be as cocky or salacious as The Shangri-La’s.”
Everett True, Collapse Board
“Straight out of the Go-Betweens/Postcard Records school of dragging the sweet/sour 60s into the modern recording studio, glorious melodies and boy/girl harmonies replete.”
Sweeping The Nation