Orchid Collective

Alternative
Dublin, County Dublin
3882

Orchid Collective consists of four musicians from each corner of Ireland, David O ‘ Shea (lead vocals, guitar), Shea Tohill (lead guitar, vocals), Hugh O’Neill (bass, vocals) and Darra Doyle (drums, vocals). Orchid Collective being together for just under two years have been gigging relentlessly throughout Ireland and the UK. Working tirelessly to create a fresh and exciting live show for their growing audience. Mixing a combination of vocal harmonies and ambient soundscapes, akin to the likes of their inspirations Villagers, Half Moon Run, Alt- J and Bon Iver.

Constant touring and dedication to the road has seen Orchid Collective grow a loyal fan base. Playing packed out tents at almost every festival in Ireland in 2017 (Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Sea Sessions) to making their debut UK appearance at Y Not Festival in Derbyshire. Finding themselves on playlists across RTE 2FM, RTE Radio One, getting spins on BBC Radio One as Phil Taggart's Future First and BBC Six as Tom Robinson's Fresh Faves. Recent single L.A.Z.Y has clocked 50,000 streams on Spotify and can be found in Breath of Fresh Eire, Discover Weekly and Fresh Finds playlists. Latest offering Otherside has seen wide critical acclaim. Clocking in 43,000 streams and gathering over 27,000 listeners from around the world on Spotify in three weeks. It has reached 7.7 million people nationally in Ireland being playlisted on RTE 2FM, Irish track of the week on Today FM and JOE.ie song of the day all in the first week of release. It's recently been featured by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music Introducing Mixtape and is due to appear in the next season of Made in Chelsea.

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.

"This new one is fresher, faster, shorter, stronger, in short, the perfect way to start this evenings BBC Introducing Mixtape" - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

“ I love this. It’s the sound of a band that fully understand themselves and their music - glorious dreamy guitars, and vocals that gently grasp your attention and keep it. “ - Dan Hegarty (RTE 2FM)

“Full on light show, a ridiculously tight band!” - Phil Taggart (BBC Radio One)

''A rousing independent folk-pop sound with harmony to the fore" - Nialler9

"‘Otherside’ finds Orchid Collective pushing the boundaries of their own songwriting to deliver something larger in scale." - The Last Mixed Tape

"They’ve gone and released an indie banger perfect for these spring/summer vibes." - DEMUR

“ Regulars on the Irish Music Show,  ‘Orchid Collective’ provide a sense of calm in an otherwise turbulent world. Glorious harmonies and a guitar sound that holds onto you until the end ” - Roddie Cleere (Hotpress DJ of the Year KCLR)

“ It’s powerful stuff. So powerful that you’d be surprised if this young band weren’t very big indeed in the not-too-distant future — not least because their sound in moments has echoes of Coldplay channelling Crosby Stills & Nash with bells and possibly whistles on.” - Barry Egan (Irish Independent)

"The Irish band spread the gospel gig by gig, show by show, a never-ending catalogue of live dates that twists at home and abroad." - Clash Magazine

“ It’s powerful stuff. So powerful that you’d be surprised if this young band weren’t very big indeed in the not-too-distant future — not least because their sound in moments has echoes of Coldplay channelling Crosby Stills & Nash with bells and possibly whistles on.” - Barry Egan (Irish Independent)

''They make something very difficult sound very easy''- Jim Lockhart (Senior producer RTE/ Horslips)

''Sounds like a band at the start of something...a good start'' - Dave Fanning (RTE 2FM)

''An act with massive potential.'' - Joe.ie

''If you like The Bombay Bicycle Club then you'll dig Orchid Collective'' - Adrian Phillips (TunAtheDay)

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Contact: orchidcollectiveband@gmail.com

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