The Orielles

When sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford met Henry Carlyle Wade at a Halifax house party just a few years ago something special was born. The then teenagers bonded over their shared love of Sonic Youth & Pixies and decided to start a band.

After honing their sound touring around the country (their live shows were always great events), Silver Dollar Moment, they’re now released an irresistible debut album. It’s a masterclass in brilliantly odd dreamy alt-rock. It takes all kinds of turns, into ESG-ish yips and funk, dreamy-arch harmonies, disco synth-pows and stoner bongos, unsettling submerged voices (“Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)” might well be our favourite thing on the album) – a masterclass in how to produce guitar music that feels new and different and alive but familiar and welcoming.

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