happy mag subscription

Orphans Orphans – Orphan

orphans orphans

Brisbane youngsters, Orphans Orphans are new on the Australian music block and they are making giant their tuneful scene. Anything but actual orphans, the band have familial roots in a bunch of bands and artists, and might actually be the ultimate Australian side project.

orphans orphans

Orphans Orphans, a supergroup grown from the fertile indie plains of Brisbane have just dropped a pretty damn rock n roll single.

Orphans Orphans are a rather ambiguous band that like to take photos in black and white and (from what I can gather from said black and white photos) have a good time playing the guitar. Although the band is fresh, the band members are from a cluster of well-received Australian projects. Sam Hales plays in tropical guitar band The Jungle Giants.

His fellow members have similar music backgrounds: Spencer White hails from Morning Harvey, Lewis Stephenson comes from The Belligerents, Aidan Moore is known as that dude with the hair from Moses Gunn Collective and Steve Kempnich has toured with Last Dinasours and Millions.

Orphans Orphans makes a sound that wakes you up. Their single, Orphan (let’s just let the fact that their single is self titled slide for now…) is full of rowdy guitars and vocals. Their sound is vastly different to that of their previous bands – messy, loud and unscripted – but it’s a sound fans of the aforementioned projects must hear.

Orphan channels elements of rock and roll with a touch of symbolics, although the song doesn’t seem to fit in the mold of any genre just yet. Orphan covers a lot of noise.

Orphans Orphans have an honest sound, a sound that says ‘I want to run into a dark forest full of terror.’ This song is definitely supposed to be listened to loud.

This self produced single Orphan hails their forthcoming debut EP due to be released around September. There are no scheduled tours or gig dates confirmed at the moment, but be sure to follow the band on Instagram for monochrome photo essays and more details.



[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146846920″ params=”color=7ac7a1&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

*Editorial does not recommend running through dark forests full of terror. Enjoy Orphans from the comfort of your own home.


Leave a Reply

June 13, 2014

More from Happy

  • Love Signs – Wish At HomeLove Signs – Wish At Home Once upon a time there was a quaint band called Johnny and The Fembots. Despite being founded in 2012, their sound was vaguely reminiscent of 1960’s pop, encapsulating similar twangy […]
  • The Furrs EPThe Furrs EP Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the reins. This is roadhouse blues, truck-stop rock, whatever you want to call it. VB cans, billiard cues, yellow-stained fingers climbing […]
  • The Good Sports – No Sleep Pt. 2The Good Sports – No Sleep Pt. 2 It’s a blend of good old retro energy and electronic pop, with a little bit of garage rock revival of course. The Good Sports were founded in 2012, coming out of East Brisbane, […]
  • Interview with the Delta RiggsInterview with the Delta Riggs Melbourne rockers The Delta Riggs are currently tramping around the cobbled streets, the snow capped mountains and the lush green fields of Continental Europe. Before they jumped on that […]
  • Architecture in Helsinki East Coast TourArchitecture in Helsinki East Coast Tour The 2005 indie yelp is an art form seemingly long lost. Yelp master Alex Turner bought a pair of Ray-Ban aviators and turned into a crooner in 2011, Canadian indie hero Luke LaLonde has […]
  • Tape/Off – ChipperTape/Off – Chipper In the time of chimpanzees Beck was a monkey. His words, not mine. What he probably means is that in a time when everyone else seemed to be brushing their hair and combing their minds he […]