Discovery Of The Week: The Orielles

The current expectancy for great surf pop is for it to arise from the sunny highs of California and Miami, but The Orielles are knocking this stereotype on the head. Hailing from Halifax and with 2 out of 3 band members being under age, Esme, Henry and Sid are sticking it to the man. After releasing their super debut Hindering Waves EP last year, the band keep going from strength to strength supporting other upcoming bands such as Honeyblood, The Primitives and The Lovely Eggs to name a few.

New single ‘Space Doubt’ is just over 2 and a half minutes of teenage idealism – jaunty and reverb-ridden guitar lines that entwine themselves throughout with some unison happy-go-lucky whistling. Whilst cracking out some funky bass lines, Esme sings with her sweet, light and airy tone that gently sits within the rest of the musical layers to make for a sparkling success of a song. ‘Space Doubt’s video is a DIY 240p masterpiece of swirling interior design shots and the preparation of trippy as fuck munchies. Let’s be honest, Heston Blumenthal has probably tried spaghetti with soap and Carling a few times in his life, so why shouldn’t The Orielles?

Imagine a 15 year old Mac Demarco making music – slightly more upbeat with even more swirly and inventive melodies – and you get The Orielles. These cool teens have set themselves up for great things so far and, if they keep coming up with great tunes like ‘Space Doubt’, then there’s nothing to stop them.


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Elli Brazzill

Elli Brazzill

I’m Elli, 20 and live in Manchester. I like good music, gigs, rice krispies, 7” singles and puns. Alex G, Day Wave, Jaws, Talking Heads, Best Friends, Mac DeMarco, The Strokes, Parquet Courts and Tyler the Creator are pretty cool aren’t they. @cometobrazzill on twitter.