2015
04.07

2015
03.18

Live @Josefs

People of Lidköping, catch us live & unplugged @Josefs, May 28th.

Join the Facebook event Orchid live

Photo: Jens Karlsson

//Björn

2015
03.05

MCV CD

We are featured on this years ‘Musikcentrum Väst’ -CD (booking agency). Sweet! :) MCV

//Björn

2015
01.22

Other bands

The members of Orchid are not just members of Orchid. We are part of all sorts of other bands and projects. Me & Thomas are currently working on the second album for our rock band ‘Backwater’. Ax is the bass player of Backwater as well but not a part of the current events due to lack of time. Orchid

When Jonas isn’t the beat backbone with us he’s the drummer of the “Meat and potato” -metalband ‘Mean Streak’ and the classic rockband ‘The Night Flight Orchestra’ (along with Björn Strid of ‘Soilwork’ among others).

Mr. Freij is one busy man indeed. Beside his soloproject he’s part of the “Experimental chill-out band” Prognos and so many other things that I’m losing track!

//Björn

2014
12.31

2014
12.15

Here we go!

Available at:
iTunes Orchid iTunes
Spotify
Amazon (Digital)
Google Play
Xbox Music
And many more…

The digital christmas present of the year!

//Björn

2014
12.10

Spotify webshop

Spotify is expanding! Now we have our own webshop at Spotify where you can buy Thomas Kihlbergs “The Guilt – Limited edition Print/Collage”.

Check it out right hereSpotify Print

//Björn

2014
11.25

Yep, 15th of December!cover_color

//Björn

2014
11.05

Some of you might wonder how it all got started. No? No one? Well I’m going to write a post about it anyway!

Many years ago, Thomas joined my first band “Backwater” (got some news about Backwater soon btw) and since that band is mostly about low tuned heavy riffs it was very tempting to try something else. We had plenty of ideas that perhaps weren’t suited for rock/metal so after a Backwater rehearsal we sat down with a couple of acoustic guitars and tried some of the ideas out.

As I recall it, “Falling To Pieces”, a song from our first album was more or less done in an instant. We realized very soon that this was something more than just a little side project, it was something that had to be. We have grown a lot since then in so many ways, but the core of Orchid is still the same; a passion and love for making music, whatever the music may sound like. Although we are not a big band we still managed to reach out to people from all over the world. And it actually feels kind of weird when I think about it. I never knew what we started when we just played around with some acoustic ideas just for the fun of it.

I’ve co-written before, but I’ve never felt so much flow or that our differences in the creative process still lead to a common goal as I do with Mr. Kihlberg. And it’s a goal that sounds and feels great!
Me & Thomas are very good at many things, but we sure do suck at many others! Fortunately, we don’t suck at the same things and that’s what makes the circle complete. (Kind of…)

Although some people say we argue like a married couple we still manage to create something that to me is unique and special. So Thomas, hat off and I bow down to you, thank you and keep it up!

My intention is not by any means to neglect any of the other guys in the band, everyone is just as important. Nonetheless we created Orchid and to this point we wrote every single Orchid song as a two piece band. Hopefully for our third album, all members of Orchid will be more involved in the process. Cause I can’t wait to argue with more people – let’s get married everyone!

//Björn

Falling to pieces

2014
10.18
Spotify

Orchid on Spotify

Ah, now we have our own artist page on Spotify, no other flowers there anymore.

Thank you Spotify!

//Björn