COMPANY COMMUNICATION 2.
for finding the time to come and see Orlando on the
recent and successful tour with Kenickie. One of the
highlights of the tour was on Friday 25th October when
the band discovered that they had been featured in 'The
Guardian' on that morning and name-checked in the same
breath as Oasis in that evening's showing of 'Coronation
Street' (in Mavis' cabin, apparently.). Thank you also
for buying the debut single. As you all must by now know,
the demand for Orlando's first single outstripped
Warner's expectations. They were overwhelmed by the
response from record shops who had not been able to get a
copy. We must thank you all for your phone calls, letters
and faxes as they have helped make sure that the next
single can get to the shops quicker and at a more
realistic price. Do not hesitate to contact us about
anything as all your support really counts.
The new, and brilliant, single will be released on 11th November. The 'Magic E.P.' will contain four songs on all formats: 'Don't Kill My Rage', 'Fatal' featuring Michealia Rowe, 'Contained' and 'Up Against It'. The E.P. will be available on three fomats, 7" (NEG98), Cassette (NEG98C) and Compact Disc (NEG98CD). The 7" should be in shops at the special price of 99p. Anyone having difficulties obtaining a copy can contact UFO Music on 0171 636 1281. They offer a mail service and can get a copy to you swiftly and it's a lot safer than trying to order a copy via Our Price.
The video that accompanies 'Don't Kill My Rage' was filmed by Eric Watson in Christ's Hospital, Sussex. A beautifully traditional private school with working quadrangle. Predictably he made the band (including Neil, Mike and David) look like heart-achingly flawless gods, and references to such films of calibre as 'If', 'Another Country' and 'Dead Poets Society' are all in there too.
Smash Hits, Select and the music and pop press in general are finally taking notice of Orlando. Keep your eyes peeled for Select's dietary article and Smash Hits growing affection towards the band, no doubt Orlando will soon find their way onto a Smash Hits sticker selection or front cover.
Just a reminder to those of you who have access (either through college or home) to the internet, you can get in contact with Dickon Edwards via his e-mail address: email@example.com. Leave messages of any variety and description and he'll pick them up at his convenience and maybe e-mail you back. If you are doing a fanzine and require an interview you could consider using this to send him the questions and receive the replies.
While we are on the subject of fanzines, Orlando did a lot of interviews on the last tour and failed to keep a record of the fanzines prices, addresses, etc. So as they would like to be able to tell you all how to get hold of them, Tim has asked us to put out a request for info on any fanzines featuring Orlando. Just tell us the contact address, fanzine name and relevant issue number and the price including postage. We would be even more grateful if you could let us know how they are featured, i.e. is it an interview or just gossip. In return in the next Company Communication we will print a list advertising all the fanzines that we
know about that feature them.
If you would like to get in touch with other Orlando nation people for any reason (pen-pals or to meet) then we are considering offering an intro service. It's a very simple scheme and free. Just send us details of yourself, your address, who you are and the type of person that you wish to write to. In the next mail-out all the information will be compiled into a pen-pal list and sent to all those people who sent in their own info. Basically you will be provided with an additional company communication, from then on it is up to you to write to anyone that you fancy and reply to anyone that puts pen to paper for you.
Tim and Dickon have both found the time to write their own something to you, these can be found over. The final thing to do is to wish you well until we hear from you or our next mail-out reaches you.