Orange O' Clock
What do you get when you combine three extraordinarily talented youngsters, innate musical ability and unwavering passion? A burgeoning indie pop-rock collective called Orange O’ Clock.
Made up of three schoolboy friends, the French-Canadian outfit is less than two years in the making but the young musicians are already hard at work on their debut album. A huge stepping stone along their path was winning an online competition in their native Quebec called “Faites briller votre étoile” or “Let Your Star Shine”. The music video for their song Star Revolution received an overwhelming number of votes (currently peaking at over 31 000 views on YouTube).
They compare themselves to indie favourites The Black Keys, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys. A listen to the track The Marleens and you will think you’d clicked on a Fratellis track by mistake. Skip forward a few beats, and the sound becomes reminiscent of a Coldplay piano bridge with some Beatles-esque melodies thrown in for good measure. And just like the Fab Four that they reference, so too this doe-eyed trio have a steady female following. One only needs to watch their winning Star Revolution music video to catch the high-pitched screams coming from the eager mostly-female crowd.
With themes ranging from young love to sudden fame, Orange O’ Clock’s music is refreshingly upbeat but holds a depth that belies their youth. Be sure to sample their music on their Reverbnation page, particularly the anthemic Libertate.