The Orielles are sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, they grabbed attention thanks to the spatial-funk of their album that in part recalled both ESG and fellow north-west pioneers A Certain Ratio and marked them out as a band willing and able to explore the more interesting musical corners.
And now, having recruited a new member, Alex Stephens, on keyboards, they return with two stunning new tracks to show how far they’ve come :”Bobbi’s Second World” is the young 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.
The Orielles on “Bobbi’s Second World”
“‘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!
Silver Dollar Moment
2. Old Stuff, New Glass
3. Sunflower Seeds
4. Let Your Dogtooth Grow
5. Liminal Spaces
6. The Sound Of Liminal Space
7. I Only Bought It For The Bottle
8. Henry’s Pocket
9. 48 Percent
10. Borrachero Tree
12. Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)
11/8 – Iceland Airwaves Festival
11/29 – Heaven, London
12/7 – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
12/13 – Winter Camp Festival, Paris
12/15- Trades Club, Hebden Bridge Christmas show – SOLD OUT
1/11 – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis