Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Indie Rock and Electronica


band members

All music performed and produced by Jordan Donnelly


Bio

Dense synthesized textures and energetic rhythmic layers result in the dramatic songwriting of Melbourne producer Orches.

Drawing on his knowledge as a pianist and a deep passion for Electronic music, Orches is a platform that showcases Jordan Donnelly’s love for blending digital with analogue, sophistication against simplicity, meaningful lyrics and a dynamic vocal presence.

From the debut EP in 2015, Orches’ single Denial gained considerable public interest. A rant about political ignorance, the track gained consistent airplay on Triple J, and caught the interest of local and overseas music writers. It also scored Orches an invitation to perform to a full house for the opening of Telstra’s Discovery Store in Bourke Street Mall.

With three singles and an EP behind him, 2016 saw Orches perform regularly in Sydney and Melbourne headlining local venues such as Revolver Upstairs and The Worker’s Club, and supported local acts such as Evangeline and Passerine, among others.

In 2018, Purple Sneakers blog stated the second single, ‘1999’ as “One of the most interesting listens of 2018 so far”. Orches’ return received a positive response from fans as the new material and a fresh live set reveals a bolder and punchier sound reminiscent of artists such as Caribou, LCD Soundsystem and Nick Murphy.

EP number two, aptly titled, Heavy Weight is the result of Donnelly holding the reigns on all aspects of writing and recording, as well as the engineering process. Stay tuned for the full EP release date.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 May 2019

Triple J
35

Richly detailed production design, here. Orches has really put the work in sculpting the electronic drama of this track.

Richly detailed production design, here. Orches has really put the work in sculpting the electronic drama of this track.