Last night we had the pleasure of going over to Liverpool to see Orwell perform live. Orwell are a french band, put together by Nancy based Jerome Didelot and are now in the UK promoting their fourth album Continental.
Orwell first came to our attention around 18 months ago via a series of reinterpretations of eighties tracks by the likes of New Musik, Freur and The Psychedelic Furs and Au-Dessus De Moi from their 2007 album Le Genie Humain is a big favourite of ours.
Their music is lush, almost orchestral pop with great arrangement and musicality. Despite only travelling as a two-piece and therefore having to utilise loops and samples on the more complex songs they gave a very warm, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable performance. We'd strongly recommend catching any of their remaining gigs of the next few days and big thanks to James and Tom from Harvest Sun for putting them on in Liverpool.