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It Makes You Forget (itgehane) EP

    Limited edition 12” EP (300 only). Stamped white label. Heavenly house bag. Featuring a killer remix and dub by Dicky Trisco and Pete Herbert plus the group’s original and instrumental versions. 

    The Orielles

    Bobbi's Second World

      Having recruited a new member, Alex Stephens, on keyboards, Piccadilly faves The Orielles return with two stunning new tracks.

      ‘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.

      Sidonie Hand Halford is a Christmas temp at the Post Office in Liverpool, her younger sister Esme is studying English literature at Manchester, and their friend Henry Wade is preparing to sit his A-levels in Halifax next summer. 

      From the first jangling sunshine chords on opening track ‘Mango’, Silver Dollar Moments announces itself as a proper piece of indie pop goodness. Then, across 45 minutes, it takes all kinds of turns, into ESG-ish yips and funk, dreamy-arch harmonies, disco synth-pows and stoner bongos, unsettling submerged voices - with all that and more it still flows like a fountain of indie pop, fresh and catchy and altogether.

      Maybe one reason it all coheres so beautifully is that The Orielles are a close-knit unit: two sisters and their best mate. “We met Henry at a house party a few years ago,” says Sid. “I mean, it’s a bit lamer than that sounds. It was a friend of our parents, she was having a 40th birthday party, and we went along, and Henry was there too, with his parents.” They’ve been writing songs together ever since, Esme singing and on bass, Sidonie on drums, Henry on guitar. They’ve played live all over the UK as well as Europe and North America, and this year they signed to Heavenly Recordings and headed into Eve Studios in Stockport.


      Andy says: Brilliant, classic indie-pop! This has all the youthful charm and quirks of the C86 era, but is way better presented and with very good songs. Anorak godfathers The Pastels spring most readily to mind, except The Orielles have a tangible groove and percussive joie de vivre untypical of that era. You're gonna love this band!


      Coloured LP Info: Limited edition blue vinyl.

      The Orielles

      Sugar Tastes Like Salt

        New Heavenly signings The Orielles release this ultra limited edition, just 100 copies of a 7” and a 12” each lovingly packaged in custom made artwork.

        Screen printed covers, all copies numbered 1 - 100.


        12" Info: The 12” is one sided featuring the track in it’s original form.

        Ltd 7" Info: The 7” has the 8:25 track split over both sides, fading out on the A and fading in again on the flip.

        The Orielles

        Space Doubt

          After an impressive 2014, sisters Esme and Sidonie Hand-Halford, along with Henry Wade, return to the stage for a headline tour to promote their new single.

          The surf-pop/rock trio have been picking up the plaudits and these are set to continue with a double-A single Space Doubt/Just Like Glue.

          “The general feel of the tracks capture everything that we love about the now, everything we like about summer and playing together,” explains Sidonie. “The chorus lyrics, “Missing you comes in waves and I am drowning tonight- sun was high and I’m starting to feel so cold” don’t resemble a person but represent the summer and how we miss the feeling of summer.”

          “Right now we’re feeling more creative than ever and are continuing to write some more surfy, garage tunes. We’re at the stage where we get tonnes of great feedback at shows and amazing support from fans,” adds Esme."The Orielles’ “Space Doubt” is an immediately infectious slice of indie surf pop that has you yearning for summer already. It follows up last autumn’s release “Yawn” and is accompanied with a low budget video by Josh Bentley and Sam Frost, which features guitarist Henry Carlyle Wade mucking about with spaghetti.
          Formed in 2012 and still ridiculously young the three piece hail from Halifax in England with sisters Esme and Sid Hand-Halford joining Henry on bass/vocals and drums respectively. They’ve picked up a bit of attention from NME’s Radar and landed some sweet support slots with the likes of PINS, Honeyblood, The Crookes and Moon Duo." - AMBY.

          "Dontchya just love it when surf pop music comes out of most unexpected places? In the US, we have The Yetis coming out of Allenstown, PA and in the UK they have The Orielles hailing from Halifax, a small town in the north of the island.

          Apparently, Halifax is about to be famous for more than just being the center of woolen manufacturing (according to the town’s Wikipedia page, this is a fact) as The Orielles are making some of the best bubblegum surf pop I’ve heard in a while. The trio, composed of two sisters and a boy named Henry, are doing some big things already it seems having already played along with heavy hitters such as Dune Rats and Froth." - Lorenzo Cook.

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