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The Orders: Veronica’s Venom   

CD / DL 

Out now

…a pop-psych La’s from the Isle of Wight. Ged Babey gets his Orders

This didn’t come from a PR company, an agent, a nice grovelling email from the band…. I just happened to see it in my timeline.

I don’t generally dig a lot of young white-boy indie-pop, mop-top, token-beardy, jingley-jangley, 60’s/90’s brit-pop-revisited, Beatles-were-God, my-dad-was-a-Mod, Rickenbacker, 3-piece, 4-piece, luv’n’peace, spliff-tokin’, only-jokin’, mother-fuckin’ guitar bands…. but … I make the odd exception.

The Orders are great. Fab. Gear. This single sounds a bit like the La’s.  The singer has a nice, distinctive voice, verging on the effeminate, but cool.

They all need a decent haircut but the tune is catchy. (So is herpes) I love it, and so should you.

I have actually seen the Orders a year or so back at a Hedge End Social Club playing a mates birthday. They were only about 16 then, so are possibly only just reaching 18 now. so as you can imagine have masses of potential, to put it objectively.  They go from light Sixties pop-whimsy to full-on psychedelic wig-out with a teenage enthusiasm and mature professionalism. (They reminded me of the great Five Thirty when I saw them)   To my mind, they’re better already than nine out of ten indie-guitar, might-go-far buzz-bands with more PR budget than talent.

They also look like kids-next-door and have a Monkees-style teen-appeal, whilst their trippy-Head side is just about visible…

In their own words the band are;

Kyle Chapman – sings, yells a bit, croaks sometimes, thrashes a red telecaster

Isaac Snow – adds occasional ooohs & aaahs, flicks his hair a lot, plonks a J bass

Josh Edwards – professor of nadsat and extraterrestrial groove

Have a listen and check out their social media. That’s an ‘Order’!


Video Footage by Barry Best & Alex James
Edited by The Orders

Recorded at Skinny Mammoth Productions
Mastered by Pete Maher
The Orders © 2017


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Next Live Date is at

Club Psychedelia, The Joiners, Southampton on Sat 28th Jan  ( first support so get there early) with the Strawberries and Band of Skulls(DJ set)

All words  Ged Babey

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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