The Orielles have today released two fresh new tracks on Heavenly Recordings. As one of the most talked about bands of the last year, February 2018 saw them release their debut album Silver Dollar Moment. After a tremendous run of singles including Sugar Tastes Like Salt, I Only Bought It For The Bottle and Let Your Dogtooth Grow, Silver Dollar Moment saw the Halifax trio deliver on the hype surrounding them. The rest of the year has seen The Orielles appearing at festivals from Latitude to Camp Bestival, together with selling out larger and larger venues across the UK.
Comprised of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford together with best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, The Orielles have grabbed attention thanks to the spatial-funk of Silver Dollar Moment. An album laden with references and recalling Factory Records faves ESG and A Certain Ratio. Silver Dollar Moment marked The Orielles out as a band not afraid to experiment and search under musical stones.
Having now recruited Alex Stephens, on keyboards, they return with two stunning new tracks. Bobbi’s Second World is the sound of West Yorkshire filtered via Lagos while their Peggy Gou cover, It Makes You Forget (itgehane) is testament to the ease with which they are able to musically take on anything and make it their own.
Talking about the tacks, the band said:
“Bobbi’s Second World, written with the addition of a new member on keys, exhibits an explosion of new sounds and ideas that came to fruition after a long summer of playing festivals and taking inspiration from music that made us dance. It centres around the story of a cat named Bobbi who, in order to become a lady, has to experience the extremities of two complex and differing realities- situated in her front and back gardens respectively. The eccentric instrumentation, influenced by northern soul, post-punk and funk music, matches the quirkiness of the lyrics to create a song that concerns a young cats maturity whilst displaying a certain maturity in the music itself. After noticing a passion for songs that make us emotional; want to dance and quite literally ‘forget’, we decided to cover one of Peggy Gou’s latest floor fillers, ‘Itgehane aka It Makes You Forget’ hoping that we could evoke the aforementioned qualities of music within other listeners!”
With their biggest London show to date at Heaven coming at the end of the year. The Orielles have already sold-out their homecoming show at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club just before Christmas. 2019 will see the band embark on tour in Feb-March.
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