Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bonobo, Andrew Bird, Rhye


band members

Matt Sheers Crispin Newmarch


Influences

Bonobo, Andrew Bird, Rhye, Gorillaz, Crystal Castles


Website

orchamusic.com

Bio

Somewhere adrift between worlds of neoclassical composition and downbeat electronica, Melbourne’s violinist beatsmith ORCHA has created a universe of unique sounds made entirely by the violin, nestled together with his luminescent vocal style, rich beats and a moody ambience.
Since independently releasing his debut single ‘Crescent feat. Liahona’ in April 2017 and Bodybound (EP) the following month, ORCHA has been steadily creating a path of his own. The project’s beginnings came as a test. Being influenced by North American artists Andrew Bird, Rhye and Nicholas Jaar, he was determined to emulate the sounds of their music using only his violin. Working with local producers, songwriters and performers the results detailed a personal journey travelling through periods of light and dark, familiar and otherworldly.
Taking it to the live stage as a two-piece drumming/violin outfit, ORCHA layers, loops and effects his sounds in the moment while adding his own vocals and feature artists. Across 2017, he debuted his talents across Melbourne performing at The Toff, Gasometer Hotel, Workers Club and The Curtin opening for local groups Hemm, Fierce Mild, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, WVRBVBY, and Zol Balint.
In 2018, ORCHA’s impressive debut forges ahead with new material, concerts and collaborations.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

This rules. There's definitely a space internationally for this sort of forward thinking electronic music.

This rules. There's definitely a space internationally for this sort of forward thinking electronic music.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Apr 2017

Triple J
40

That violin is insanneee. You give it a whole new meaning. It instantly pulled me in. It comes in short bursts and goes away so quickly leaving you wanting more. Liahona's vocals compliment the sound of the violin in a such a beautiful way too.

That violin is insanneee. You give it a whole new meaning. It instantly pulled me in. It comes in short bursts and goes away so quickly leaving you wanting more. Liahona's vocals compliment the sound of the violin in a such a beautiful way too.

Review

Review by Dani Amaya Dani Amaya

04 May 2018

35

I'm very here for this. Has an otherworldy feel to it, the first 30 seconds reminded me of Eurovision (in a good way!) It's intricate and so just such a joy to hear classical instruments with such juicy beats!

I'm very here for this. Has an otherworldy feel to it, the first 30 seconds reminded me of Eurovision (in a good way!) It's intricate and so just such a joy to hear classical instruments with such juicy beats!