Orchid Collective consists of four musicians from each corner of Ireland, taking a wide range of influences from the likes of Alt J, The 1975, Villagers and Kendrick Lamar. Through dreamy guitars, soaring melodies and emotive yet genuinely raw music, Orchid Collective have made a name for themselves, making it impossible to ignore. The mid-tempo, feel good indie anthems have led to the band playing 57 shows in Ireland alone in 2017, making their debut UK performance at Y Not Festival and receiving support from the likes of Clash, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Hot Press and JOE.ie.
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 201 as well as UK tour dates. Since, they’ve appeared on Spotify official playlists ‘Fresh Finds’ and ‘Breath Of Fresh Eire’ and recently added to playlists on RTE 2FM and RTE Radio One.
“ I love this. It’s the sound of 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)
“Really good song. A bit different from what i’ve previously heard from this band but in a really good way! “-Tony Clayton – Lea (Irish Times)
“ Regulars on the Irish Music Show, ‘Orchid Collective’ provide a sense of calm in an otherwise turbulent world. ‘LAZY’ features glorious harmonies and a guitar sound that holds onto you until the end ” – Roddie Cleere (Hotpress DJ of the Year KCLR)
“If you too have been missing the yearning atmospheric guitar fuelled lyricism of Tyneside’s ‘Grand Father Birds’ since their premature demise, may I commend you to Ireland’s splendid Orchid Collective – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
“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
“ One of the best sets I saw at Hard Working Class Heroes earlier this month was from the Dublin-based four-piece Orchid Collective. “ – Nialler9
“ 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)