The first Sarah records single I bought was 'I've Got A Habit' by The Orchids, a band who remained on the label from its very beginning and played their last gig (at that point) at the label's farewell party. The band during their lifetime progressed in terms of their sound and ambition, but right from the start had wonderful songs. A fact best appreciated as every one of their releases have stood the test of time.
Now, following the Field Mice reissues, those bastions of taste at LTM have released the band's three albums on CD, complete with all the singles that never made it to CD the first time round. What's more each CD now includes an insert featuring a history of the band by Alistair Fitchett who writes Tangents, and on his website you can also found an earlier piece on the band. The band have also reformed, recorded some new songs in the last couple of months and I'm sure they'll live up to their past glories.
You can get the CDs direct from LTM in the UK, and in the US I'd recommend Twee Kitten who got them to me in three days along with The Arrogants CD (hint!)
- The Orchids - I've Got A Habit from Lyceum
- The Orchids - Bemused, Confused & Bedraggled from Unholy Soul
- The Orchids - Striving For The Lazy Perfection from the album of the same name.
In the UK/Europe buy the CDs here
In the US buy them here
The tangents page on The Orchids can be found here