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Single Review: The Orielles – Joey Says We Got It

I have to say that I would be lying if I said that I was normally a fan of ‘surf pop.’ That being said there are always exceptions to the rule and a great band called The Orielles are that exception.

Based in Halifax The Orielles are made up of Esme Dee Hand-Halford (Bass, vocals) her sister Sidonie (Drums) and Henry Carlyle Wade (Guitar, vocals). The band came together after a meeting at a house party, while somewhat amazingly the sisters only learned to play their respective instruments after deciding to form the band. That’s certainly a different way of going about things.

Anyway, the band’s new single is their first since last April’s Space Doubt/Just Like Glue and is set for release on 17th October as part of Cassette Store Day. The aforementioned single is called Joey Says We Got It and it is brilliant. Here’s what the band had to say about the track;

“We’re really looking forward to getting involved with Cassette Store Day with this single and it’s also an added bonus that it’s our first release available in the US! The single itself is one of the newest tracks we’ve written so it’s still really fresh and exciting for us to play. We’re really psyched for people to hear it for the first time. We think that this track exhibits a wide range of our musical influences especially towards the end where we experimented with a few new sounds that gave the song a new vibe.”

It’s a little late to start declaring song’s the ‘soundtrack to your summer’ so I’m calling this ‘the soundtrack to your Indian summer.’ The weather is absolutely beautiful where I am in the world right now and this sounds just perfect. It’s got melody for days and the vocal sounds so unbelievably effortless and when you mix those two things together you get what is a beautifully easy going piece of music.

Joey Says We Got It is such a ridiculously smooth track that it didn’t blast from my speakers so much a drift and glide out of them. I love damn near everything about it and it’s put a smile on my face which is set to stay there for a while yet. (Or at least until I realise we have run out of coffee)

If you want to see what all of the fuss is about give the track a listen below and if you’re suitably impressed glance over those tour dates to see if the band are playing a town near you as on this evidence they surely must be worth checking out.


26th – The Victoria Idaho 3, London

29th – The Polar Bear, Hull


18th – Texture (for A Carefully Planned Festival), Manchester

20th – Headrow House (Beacons), Leeds

30th – The Cornershop, Sheffield


8th – SWN Festival, Cardiff

14th – The END Festival, London

19th – Bungalows & Bears (w/ Craft Spells), Sheffield


12th – Deaf Institute, Manchester


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