It’s always a pleasure to find a gem of new Irish music in the State inbox, and given the frequency with which indie finds it way to us, it’s even nicer to find a track worth shouting about. Such is the case with ‘Lay As Stone’ by Belfast’s Orchid Collective. Only their second single, the track in question swells around melodic, considered guitar arrangements, swooning with accomplished vocal harmonies and optimistic atmospherics, and best of all, the lads sound like they’re really having a good time playing together. Lovely stuff, indeed.
You can catch Orchid Collective upstairs at Whelan’s on March 11th.