19th February | Rough Trade
The Orielles are one of those bands that are ridiculously talented and ridiculously young. With a flair for crafting sprawling, jangling, indie-pop gems that are impossible not to dance to, the Halifax trio, comprised of sisters Esmé and Sidonie and their pal Henry, have well established themselves on the DIY circuit with a string of singles and an EP, and last year they signed to the ever exceptional Heavenly Recordings.
There’s an infectious exuberance to their sound as they glide through meandering, woozy guitar melodies, swooning, funk-infused grooves and expansive, fuzzy psych-pop. ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’, taken from the band’s debut, out on 16th February, serves up a tasty concoction of punchy disco basslines and glimmering percussion over which Esmé’s dreamy vocals soar. Their track ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’, which spans some eight and half minutes, spirals into hypnotic, buoyant psychedelia (and makes for a particularly tantalising song live). This should give you an idea of the incredible array of elements that The Orielles weave into their music.
With their much-anticipated debut, Silver Dollar Moment released on Heavenly just a few days prior to their tour date at Rough Trade Bristol, it’s sure to be an energetic show; what better way to spend your Monday night?
See the video for ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ here: