|Orange Doors at The Music Farm.|
Orange DoorsFormed in 2010, Summerville natives Orange Doors were the first to grace the stage at the Back To School Bash. Lead singer Ian Russell, sporting a bathrobe that gave off the vibe of “don’t worry about us, we’re just here to rock out.” And rock out they surely did. Their psychedelic indie rock sound purely radiated throughout the venue and the unique brass accompaniment of a trombone and tuba added an aspect of depth to their sound that kept me engaged through their entire performance.
Every time brass player Jackson Inabinett started to gear up his lungs, I knew there was about to be a special moment in the song. Keyboardist Michael Ewens had no problem switching over to shred bass guitar solidified this group of musicians as extremely multi-talented. With Thomas O’Brien flawlessly leading the pace through detailed drum rhythms, guiding all the voices and instruments blasting from the Music Farm speakers, each song was a unique journey, taking me through intense-blood-pressure-rising buildups into unexpected, slow, and beautifully melodic breakdowns. Orange Doors truly was able to make each song a unique experience.
|Jackson from Orange Doors on brass.|
I was lucky enough to get a quick Q&A with lead singer Ian Russel. Read our brief interview below.
"Orange Doors" is an interesting name. Where did it come from?
"Orange Doors" originated from my Dad actually. We were in the car one day, talking, and I said something and he mistook it for "Orange Doors". Yeah, not the coolest story. Our first band name was: Astro Chompers, then Barbara Manatee, then More the Manatee, then Orange Doors.
If you could share the stage with one band at your next performance, who would it be? And why?
If we could share the stage with any artist, it would have to be the mighty Led Zeppelin. They are my all time favorite classic rock band. You just can't beat them.
The brass is a unique and powerful addition to your line-up and genre, did anything specific inspire bringing that into the mix?
All four years of high school I played and marched tuba in the band. During my junior year, I taught Jackson how to play tuba and he now plays for us. Our music is marching band influenced as I was heavily inspired from it during those years. Brass leaves an impact on me that no other instrument can.
Stream the new single, "Sip" by Orange Doors below, and don't miss their show with Jordan Esker & The 100% at The Vinyl Countdown on October 1st!
Orange Doors - Sip