Video premiere and single ‘review’
The Orders: Veronica’s Venom
CD / DL
…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
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