For Fans Of: Dream Wife, The Big Moon, Sunflower Bean
From The Guardian‘s One To Watch list to Glastonbury, Halifax quartet The Orielles are definitely the new noise on the block. With shimmering melodies, incredible flair and peculiar (yet intriguing) themes, they’re bringing the very best of the 80s straight into the 21st century.
Their debut album Silver Dollar Moment was released in February 2018 via Heavenly Records (Confidence Man, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Pip Blom). From the first jangling sunshine chords on opening track ‘Mango’, Silver Dollar Moments announces itself as a proper piece of indie pop goodness. It takes all kinds of turns, into ESG-ish yips and funk, dreamy-arch harmonies, disco synth-pows and stoner bongos, unsettling submerged voices. With all that and more, it still flows like a fountain of indie pop, fresh and catchy and altogether.
Along with various remixes of the likes of ‘Ponytail’ by Pins, they’ve since released two more hot singles. ‘Bobbi’s Second World’ came in November 2018 and is filled with disco flair. Speaking to Getintothis on the stylistic venture, they said “Honestly, it has been a very natural shift and something we haven’t thought consciously about. It’s just happened through our love of dance music and our boredom with guitar bands sadly. We still listen to a lot of indie stuff but primarily our tastes lie in more wider genres like a lot of world music, dance and post-punk. The main inspirations behind the track were Dera Yildrim, Tom Tom Club, The B-52s, Dee-lite, Metronomy and Stereolab.”
‘Come Down On Jupiter’ is their first release of 2019, and it was definitely worth the wait. Dropping just a few days ago, it features flecks of swirling dream pop vocals and swung beats to make for an innovative listen. It sheds a small light on what space-themed mysteries to expect from their upcoming second album Disco Volador, due on 28th February 2020. Speaking of the album, vocalist/bassist Esme Hand-Halford said “Its literal interpretation from Spanish means flying disc but everyone experiences things differently. ‘Disco Volador’ could be a frisbee, a UFO, an alien nightclub or how you feel when you fly; what happens to your body physically or that euphoric buzz from a great party. But it is an album of escape; if I went to space, I might not come back.”introducing / the orielles