When The Orders sent me their live set at the Isle of Wight festival I saw an incredibly professional band bolstered by a really fresh sound. The guitar solos in particular brought out the classic rock side in me with immense wah control, sweet and tidy licks as well as innovative progression proving that these guys meant business.
The riffs paired with awesome drum sequences and great vocal melodies contributed to one hell of a performance, perhaps one of the best I’ve been sent since starting up the site. The singer has the potential for an iconic Brit-rock type voice too sounding like a more raw Damon Albarn with grittier undertones; just an overall brilliant set. Which makes us incredibly proud to present our interview with The Orders! The Q&A went as below:
Q. What would you say your particular music style/repertoire is; how would you describe your music?
A. Our music used to be quite fast and punky when we first started playing our original music, I used to listen to bands like The Jam and The Buzzcocks and try and write punk songs but more recently our sound has turned into a more psychedelic rock sound. I would say now we sound like an indie rock band with psychedelic influences mainly because of the various music I listen to which reflects in my song-writing.
Q. Who are your biggest influences when making music and do you feel you take any aspects from their style and add it to your own?
A. We’re influenced by a lot of guitar bands recently Fat White Family have influenced me when song-writing and making the sound different, I really like that band at the moment but we don’t shit on the stage.
Q. What album/albums would you put up there as your favourite of all time?
A. Any mid to late Beatles album, stone roses debut is one of the greats, there’s loads any where the songs sound like gods playlist.
Q. What is the favourite gig you have ever played? (Where, how did it go down?)
A. Isle of Wight festival 2015 we played a stage ran by the music college I go to it went down a treat and the lighting and sound were amazing with a big stage for us to do our lunges.
Q. Have you got any big plans for the near future in the recording process or touring?
A. Hopefully this year we will record some new tracks or a track to release as a double A along with a recorded track we did last year but never got released. We’re trying to get our gigs stretched out across the country more now but no tours planned yet just some decent gigs in the pipe line.
Q. Where did you get the name ‘THE ORDERS’ originally from?
A. We were taking ages to come up with a band name most of the suggestions were bollocks, we wanted a classic “The” something so I once suggested The Standing Orders after a pub but got no interest I think a week later I suggested The Orders and the lads thought it sounded cool and simple, now I think about it, it’s a pretty shite name.
Q. What is your overall take on the current indie scene at the moment and what has it been like breaking out in such an ever-changing genre?
A. The indie scene is quite varied there’s bands that have different takes on their own sound which is cool, Catfish and the Bottle Men became massive but I was never interested in them, sound a bit too generic for me. I love bands like The Enemy and Kasabian which I would class as indie and there are some good new bands emerging that don’t sound too typical which I like so I think the scene is pretty good with a lively feel to it all.
Q. What was the last song you listened to and would you recommend?
A. Don’t look back into the sun, just saw libertines on there tour and that was the last song they played, I recommend to be hydrated at a libs gig when that gets played because you don’t want to be licking sweat off your mates head.
So there we have it! This band has massive potential and we hope you all give them a chance like we did! As always we implore you to send some love to their social media and add their music to your daily playlist, you won’t regret it!
Watch their Isle of Wight set here!:
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