Band of the Day: Black Orchid Empire

Their new album is out tomorrow, so Paul Visser (guitar / vocals) of Black Orchid Empire tackles our Band of the Day questions... Simple things first – where are you guys from? Not that simple! We’ve all lived in London for many years, but Billy is from Texas and Dave is from Napier in New … Continue reading Band of the Day: Black Orchid Empire

Gig review: Skunk Anansie / Queen Zee / Black Orchid Empire – O2 Academy Brixton, London (17th August 2019)

Twenty five years is an age worth celebrating for a band. Skunk Anansie were one of the top British rock bands back in the 90’s with hits such as “Charlie Big Potato”, “Lately”, “Hedonism” and a few others. They went on a hiatus but in the early 00’s but came back at the end of … Continue reading Gig review: Skunk Anansie / Queen Zee / Black Orchid Empire – O2 Academy Brixton, London (17th August 2019)

We’ll Be There: Camden Rocks 2019 – Ross’ View

I remember sitting in The Elephant’s Head in Camden last year. RavenEye had just smashed their set at Dingwalls and every other venue was full to the rafters so myself and two friends retired for the evening; Camden Rocks 2018 had come to its end. Beer and whisky were flowing in equal volume and with … Continue reading We’ll Be There: Camden Rocks 2019 – Ross’ View

Amplified 2019: Saturday headliners and more

As the saying goes "Time flies when you're having fun". Can it really be time to announce the lineup for Amplified Version 3.0 already?! We've endured torrential storms in 2017 followed by blistering sunshine in 2018 so it would be a brave person to bet on what's going to happen weather wise at Amplified over … Continue reading Amplified 2019: Saturday headliners and more

Album Review: Black Orchid Empire – Yugen

Every so often, I get annoyed because right now, a lot of hard rock sounds the same. Don’t get me wrong, the quality is there but there’s only so much I can take. Black Orchid Empire are unabashedly hard rock. But like some of the most exciting bands of our time, they’re completely different to … Continue reading Album Review: Black Orchid Empire – Yugen

Friday Video Roundup: Black Orchid Empire, High Fighter, Cris Luna, Sonic Syndicate

You made it! Your prize for surviving another working week (nobody counts Friday afternoon, do they?) is a bevy of musical loveliness... Black Orchid Empire - "This City" Black Orchid Empire have revealed an anime-style music video for "This City", the third single to be taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, Archetype. The video … Continue reading Friday Video Roundup: Black Orchid Empire, High Fighter, Cris Luna, Sonic Syndicate