BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE Release Single & Video 'My Favourite Stranger' Album "YUGEN" Coming May 25th

Download Festival and Tour with Black Map confirmed!

London rock trio Black Orchid Empire recently released their new single 'My Favourite Stranger'. It's the second track from the new studio album 'YUGEN' that will be in stores on May 25th, 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 anymore. 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," adds Paul.

Black Orchid Empire have also announced live dates throughout May and June in support of their new album. The trio hailing from London just finished their UK run with INME and will head to Germany next week to start into a ten-date run throughout Germany and the UK with Black Map, the band around Dredg guitarist Mark Engles, bass player Ben Flanagan (Trophy Fire) and drummer Chris Robyn (Far). Black Orchid Empire are also confirmed to perform at this years Download 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 or German Taubertal Festival amongst others. 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 Anansie and with a dedicated, growing fanbase, Black Orchid Empire demand your attention.

Pre-Order the album HERE.


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 Park - Download Festival

22.06.2018 UK, York - Pile Up Festival

Line Up:

Paul Visser - Vocals, Guitar

David Ferguson - Bass, Vocals

Billy Freedom - Drums

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