WATCH: The Orielles – ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’

As any avid reader of Gigslutz may already be aware, we’re huge fans of The Orielles here. We named them as Ones To Watch In 2016, have included them as a ‘Track Of The Week’ more than once, and have been wowed by their live shows on a number of occasions. Now, following their epic last single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ that premiered on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show a couple of months back, they’re back with a brand new video.

With connotations we can all relate to (having been lured in by pretty craft beer labels more than once…), ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’ takes inspiration from the band’s joint love of film as as Esmé explains: “The track is loosely based upon Nicolas Winding Refn film The Neon Demon as it talks about the idea of how beauty has become a currency and that we no longer desire substance, yet seek things based on appearance and face value.
The microcosm of this idea comes through the lyrics which explain a story of how the subject bought a bottle because it looked really nice and tasty but actually it tasted like shit.’

With all the scuzzy hooks, jangly melodies and woozy vocals you could ever need, Sid, Esmé and Henry have done it again with this latest dreamy offering. Exuding a bright, psychedelic haze that seems to have become their trademark sound, ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’ is another eclectic fusion of sounds resulting in a magnificent cacophony. A wonderfully trippy, superbly scuzzy sonic delight, it’s simply further proof of The Orielles’ absolute greatness and place as my number one band of the minute.

And, if you fancy taking a look at some fantastic footage of the band in action (including what might just be the side of my head at the epic gig at The Social a couple of months ago), have a watch of the brand new video for ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’ here:

And catch The Orielles live (can’t stress enough how you much should do this) over the next couple of months:

8 – Night & Day, Manchester
23 – Truck Festival
27 – Port Eliot Festival

19 – Green Man Festival
26 – Sea Change Festival
27 – Thelka, Bristol

3 – Bingley Music Live
16 – The Good Life Experience

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.