Anna Lena & The Orchids
We’re currently experiencing a perpetual state of excitement given the buzz of officially announcing our Great Escape stages yesterday (to all you bands/managers asking for a slot, the Friday one is rammed as it is, and we will ask about the other one. Okay? WE WILL ASK FOR YOU SO CHILL OUT) as well as several other bits and pieces that somehow, against many different types of odds and evens, came together between 1600 and 2300 hours yesterday. Yeeeeeah, it’s one of those annoying “we love our made-up job” type things that you occassionally see on various social networking mediums, so apologies in advance. Anyway, we’re due to meet up with some of our buddies from Niteflights ahead of a DJ set at the Queen Of Hoxton (and yes, we’re aware that we sound more and more c-wordish by the second, but allow us) rather soon so it’s a quickie bloggy posty today chill’un. Anna Lena & The Orchids was brought to our attention by one member of the KM family who proclaimed her to be “the real deal”. This makes us happy, traditionally as we’re big fans of deals that are in fact real, but also music that is genuinely well-written and emotionally-provoking. So to re-cap; we have (a) real, (b) well-written and (c) emotionally-provoking music from an artist that we have on good authority to have horrible music industry buggers like us after like a dog missing it’s master’s leg. This may be handed down to the Fleetwood Mac-via-Laura Marling-via-Amy Macdonald type vibes eminating from recently-surfaced track Miss Audrie, or the fact she’s lined up a rather tasty support slot to Emily & The Woods on 10th April at Old Queen’s Head. Or both. Either way, we’re sold.
Anna Lena & The Orchids – Miss Audrie