Halifax, U.K. indie-rock trio The Orielles have announced the details of their debut album, Silver Dollar Moment, out on Feb. 16 via PIAS America and Heavenly Recordings.
The band are one of the U.K.’s finest new musical exports, as demonstrated by sell-out shows around the U.K. (including their last three London shows) and their three impressive, previously released tracks, “Sugar Tastes Like Salt,” “I Only Bought It For The Bottle” and “Let Your Dogtooth Grow.”
Their new track “Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)” features rapid cymbals, reverb-soaked guitars, bongos, and lead vocals from Esme Dee Hand-Halford, whose voice calls to mind Kim Deal, though sweeter and more delicate. Throughout the track and first appearing at the one-minute mark, Henry Wade’s lead guitar quickly yet seamlessly morphs from funk to ‘80s indie rock, with unexpected flashes of The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and just enough distortion to melt some faces and bend some minds without getting too washed out or sacrificing melody.
The Orielles’ output thus far will undeniably strike a chord with American audiences, as they take cues from ‘90s American alternative rock. The trio first bonded over bands like Sonic Youth and Pixies as teens.
Listen to “Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)” below. You can preorder Silver Dollar Moment on vinyl from PIAS America here.