Q magazine recently described the Orson album as "the sound of Britain on a Saturday night". Odd really, "Bright Idea" sounds absolutely nothing like vomiting half a pint of Stella into a stiletto? Funkpop single "Bright Idea" from Orson's debut album of the same name, has been played so many times on Radio 1 and Virgin that you might be fooled into thinking the band write radio jingles. The album released on the 29th May this year also features the perfectly poptastic "Happiness" and the number one selling single "No Tomorrow" and whilst comparisons with Maroon 5 and The Scissor Sisters are irresistible, this band of trilby loving Americans know their own way round a melody. Indeed, Orson's sudden rise in popularity owes as much to a one-off gig in Manchester's City festival last year (sparking interest from Mercury records) as it does to the self-funded $5000 it took to record their debut back in Hollywood.
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