Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bonobo, Washed Out, Rhye, Tame Impala, Weval, The Chemical Brothers, POND, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz


band members

Matt Sheers Crispin Newmarch Moses Carr


Website

www.orchamusic.com

Bio

Violin isn’t something often associated with electronic music, but the work of Melbourne-based violinist Matt Sheers, who goes by Orcha will certainly challenge that assumption. The Creative Victoria grant recipient has been busily crafting a new body of work – experimental, immersive and full of intricate soundscapes that oscillate between acoustic and electronica.

ORCHA’s new releases, while anchored in experimentation, are his most melodic work to date; fuelled by lush vocals and textured melodies, which unfurl into a universe entirely of his own making.

‘Reverie’, 'Depths' and 'Atlas' are the first tastes of what’s to come on his forthcoming album, slated for release later this year. The follow-up to his thrilling debut EP "Bodybound", and the culmination of two years writing and recording, the album explores different states of mind such as isolation, joy and grief. Working with producers James Cecil (Architecture In Helsinki), Luis Kennett (Luboku), Robert P. Downie (Hemm) and Moses Carr, (Moses Carr) ORCHA says the record is a refinement on his previous work, stating, “I feel like this new bunch of songs are truer to what I find inspiring, I’m continually trying to refine those sounds”.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

12 Jun 2020

Triple J
35

This is a solid step-up for ORCHA, showcasing some of those more psychedelic tendencies as well as a sense for interesting instrumental melodies.

This is a solid step-up for ORCHA, showcasing some of those more psychedelic tendencies as well as a sense for interesting instrumental melodies.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Apr 2020

Triple J
35

it's got the mystical, multicoloured appeal of a pond song which is a damn good thing.

it's got the mystical, multicoloured appeal of a pond song which is a damn good thing.

Review

Review by Stacy Gougoulis Stacy Gougoulis

17 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Always mixing gorgeous sounds, music to drift off to, exactly my jam, leaning into the Tame vocals on this one.

Always mixing gorgeous sounds, music to drift off to, exactly my jam, leaning into the Tame vocals on this one.