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The Orchids

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There are at least four groups under this name.

1) One of the acts on the legendary indie label Sarah Records, The Orchids play pop in its purest and most engaging form. The band formed in the mid-1980s in Penilee, near Govan, in south Glasgow, releasing two full-length studio albums plus a string of EPs and singles. After Sarah dissolved in 1995 the band packed it in, but recently reformed to record a new album for the Siesta label and resumed gigging with a breathtaking comeback performance at London’s Luminaire in March 2007.

Their latest album ‘The Lost Star’ was released on Pebble Records in October 2010.

2) An as yet unsigned Manchester 6 piece indie group. They combine the songwriting and vocal talents of Jonny Holland and Pete Swift to create instantly appealing and epic pop songs. Featuring the idiosyncratic guitar work of Stu Winnington, the melodic keyboard of Dave Renfrew and a powerful rhythm section of drummer Jordan Hunstone and bassist Matthew Herod, the group write music that stirs the soul. Facebook page

3) An incredibly goofy female hip-hop duo on Japan’s Major Force label.

4) The only ‘true’ British girlgroup of the 1960’s. (www.spectropop.com)

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