‘Head’ is the second single to be taken from TMOK’s debut LP out later this year. It follows up from the eco-anxiety themed track ‘Lungs’ which was featured on Tom Robinson’s ‘Fresh on the Net’ and has been played on Amazing Radio. Where ‘Lungs’ took a more meditative approach to our ecological crisis, this is a raucous garage rock anthem about burying our heads in the sand.
Led by singing drummer Jonny Bennett and guitarist Martin van Heerden, the Mighty Orchid King has been making music since 2015 with an ever changing cast of collaborators and contributors. It’s a family, a musical thread woven between different friends, bands and ideas.
Inspired by the Beatles and CSN&Y, The Mighty Orchid King began as a four-piece jam band with the band sorting through hours of strange recordings from rehearsals in tiny rooms to put together the material for their first EP, Nothing Ever Happened. With the addition in 2017 of in-house producer and synth player Will Stephen (June Logue), the band have become sharper, warping their old-school influences with strange synth arpeggios and eccentric rhythms.
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Our new garage-psych anthem is out today and Turn Up The Volume reckon this ‘ecstatic tour de force is the best, far-out performance TMOK have delivered so far’. We hope it brings some silly uplifting vibes in these strange times. Play it from our bio right now, add it to those playlists and share the love. As always a big thank you to @june.logue for the audio wizardry, likewise @elliotisaiah for his sweet masters and @lucianrayrich for the wonderful photos and art concepts. Massive thanks also to @tmhillyy who recorded this one @thebookhousestudio. This is the first one we’ve recorded fully live in the current incarnation of the band and it was a treat to capture a proper jam with the full gang. It was also the first time @marthinusthevan sang his delicious lead vox on a tmok jam! We hope you enjoy.