In the words of Jim Morrison… “The West is the best!”. As the birthplace of the hippie movement, San Francisco was at the epicentre of the cultural revolution. With the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, it isn’t hard to see that this influence has transcended through the generations. The fashions and sounds of that era resonate powerfully within this week’s guests Orchid.
Forming in 2007, the San Francisco based band Orchid have found themselves at the forefront of a 60’s/70’s rock revival. The band’s first release in 2009 “Through the Devil’s Doorway” E.P. not only saw them cut their teeth in the industry but also rapidly built them a following. By 2011 the first album “Capricorn” was released which finally brought them to European shores.
It wasn’t long before record labels took an interest in the band. Nuclear Blast released the second album “The Mouths of Madness” and most recently last years EP. “Sign Of The Witch”.
With another new album in the works, I catch up with the guys at a one-off hometown show to chat about progress in the studio, the recent addition to the band and the next chapter for Orchid.
02. John the Tiger
03. Sign of the Witch
04. Strange Winds