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Black Orchid Empire – New Single & Video!

London rockers BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE have released a video for ‘My Favourite Stranger’, the second single taken from their forthcoming album Yugen – out 25th May 2018 via Long Branch Records.

“The video for My Favourite Stranger is a different feel for us – we really wanted a clean, colourful approach rather than the darker, grittier look of most of our other videos,” says Paul Visser, singer and guitarist in BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE.“We found a really cool new studio in Brixton under a railway arch and Canty from Dark North did an awesome job once again. We had a great time jumping around to our own song while he worked his magic! This song is about a friend of mine going through relationship hell. It’s about two people that are talking their situation over, but too much ground has opened up between them to even understand each other any more. They know each other inside and out, but have ended up total strangers. Musically it’s super fun to play – Dave’s bass riff is just ridiculous.”

Check out the video for ‘My Favourite Stranger’ here:

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE have just completed a UK tour with INME, and are set to embark on a ten-date run throughout Germany and the UK with Black Map later this month before they appear at Download Festival.

Full live dates:

23.05.2018 DE, München – Feierwerk (Orangehouse) /w Black Map
24.05.2018 DE, Leipzig – Naumanns /w Black Map
25.05.2018 DE, Hamburg – Headcrash /w Black Map
26.05.2018 DE, Berlin – Badehaus /w Black Map
27.05.2018 DE, Köln – MTC /w Black Map
28.05.2018 DE, Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Kesselhaus) /w Black Map
30.05.2018 UK, Huddersfield – Parish /w Black Map
31.05.2018 UK, Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms /w Black Map
02.06.2018 UK, London – Camden Rocks Festival
03.06.2018 UK, Glasgow – Broadcast /w Black Map
04.06.2018 UK, Manchester – Gulliver’s /w Black Map
07.06.2018 UK, Donington – Download Festival 
22.06.2018 UK, York – Pile Up Festival

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE create dense, powerful rock music that combines fearless complexity, aggressive heaviness and beautiful, hook-laden melody.

With a gargantuan sound and energetic live performance, the three-piece hailing from London have been unleashing their ferociously tight show across Europe, including a UK tour with HED p.e, several headline runs and much-lauded appearances at Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks Festival, German Taubertal Festival and more. Their critically-acclaimed debut album Archetype garnered widespread media attention, with single ‘God Is Awake’ being selected as Kerrang! Radio‘s track of the week.

Having played alongside heavyweights such as Biffy Clyro, Editors and Skunk Anansieand with a dedicated, growing fanbase, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE demand your attention.

Line Up:

Paul Visser – Vocals, Guitar
David Ferguson – Bass, Vocals
Billy Freedom – Drums

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