Young Orchids

Young Orchids

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

4-piece rock n' roll band. Classic pop songwriting with an emphasis on strong melodies and harmonies. We love the Zombies and T. Rex, and we love My Bloody Valentine and Nirvana. Live shows are loud, raw, and unpredictable. Imagine Lennon/McCartney writing with the Stooges over a handle of Jack.


A gorgeous, messy cluster of melody and jangle, Young Orchids' songs are instantly accessible, yet somehow left-of-center. Drawing inspiration from the timeless sounds of early rock n' roll and doo-wop, combined with the expansiveness of shoegaze, and the rawness and swagger of early 70's protopunk, Young Orchids have created a unique flavor that transcends direct comparison. The band has earned its reputation as a ferociously energetic live act in their Atlanta hometown and neighboring cities, effortlessly weaving raucous, boisterous pop songs together with lush, haunting soundscapes.

Young Orchids have shared the stage with Mayer Hawthorne, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Gringo Star, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Ponderosa, and The Bridges. They have appeared on Comcast Bands On Demand as well as the IndieATL live music series.


Take One EP -
Recorded in a single session the night before the first Young Orchids show in 2009, the Take One EP was originally intended only as a sampler until the full-length debut album was ready. The lo-fi nature of the recordings quickly caught on with local audiences and bloggers, which helped fuel the buzz of the band. Self-recorded and released, this EP is available online only (physical copies currently out-of-print).

Afterglow -
Afterglow was produced, mixed, and engineered by Kris Sampson, who has worked with artists such as Train, The B-52s, Butch Walker, Dead Confederate, The Coathangers, and Balkans. The album was mastered by Grammy Award-winning producer Don McCollister and was released physically and digitally on RoadOasis Recordings in Spring 2011. Tracks Wipeout, Lucky, Twelve Feet Tall, and Golden One have received airlplay from 99X, WREK 88.5, and AM1690. Currently available on CD and major online music distributors.

Set List

30-45 minute set consisting of songs from the album Afterglow as well as newer, unreleased songs.