Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bonobo, Andrew Bird, Rhye


band members

Matt Sheers Crispin Newmarch Moses Carr


Influences

Bonobo, Andrew Bird, Rhye, Gorillaz, Crystal Castles


Website

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. The album’s lead single ‘Reverie’ will be released independently on May 10.

‘Reverie’ is a song about the thoughts of stress and anxiety that constantly race through my head every day… I feel like I look forward to sleeping so much because it’s one of the only true reprieves that I get from anxious feelings,” says ORCHA.

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

‘Reverie’ will be the first taste 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 producer James Cecil (Architecture In Helsinki), 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 Corynne Tait Corynne Tait

31 May 2019

Triple J
40

What a soundscape! So many interesting layers in this beauty. I'm getting some big MGMT vibes.

What a soundscape! So many interesting layers in this beauty. I'm getting some big MGMT vibes.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 May 2019

Triple J
40

there's a bit of grizzly bear in the mix here as you take us to a wondrous world.

there's a bit of grizzly bear in the mix here as you take us to a wondrous world.

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.