THE ORIELLES Announce details of ‘ Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’ & Rough Trade in-stores.

THE ORIELLES Announce details of ‘ Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’ & Rough Trade in-stores.

One of the most exciting young bands in the country right now, Halifax’s fast-rising The Orielles have announced details of Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist), the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, Silver Dollar Moment which is released on Friday 16th February 2017 on Heavenly Recordings.

Talking about the track, the band said:

Blue Suitcase is a track that was mostly written over the last few days of summer, inspired by events, discussions and ‘philosophical’ musings that took place in the studio during the recording of the album. We wanted to completely let loose with the track, combining psych- garage wig outs with elements of our favourite disco and dance boogie tracks, such as Luther Davis Group’s ‘You Can Be A Star’ and Rita Lee’s ‘Chega Mais’. The lyrics also fuse together an anecdotal story of spotting an unaccompanied case on a train platform, and the allegorical discussions and theories that followed. This included topics ranging from Schrodingers Cat to James and the Giant Peach!

Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist) was recorded during the album sessions at Eve Studio in Stockport in the late summer of 2017 with producer Marta Salongi (Bjork, Insecure Men) and follows the release of previous tracks Let Your Dogtooth Grow, I Only Bought It For The Bottle and Sugar Tastes Like Salt.

Made up of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, still aged only 21, 18 & 17 respectively, The Orielles debut album 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. The songs themselves are inspired by cinema, literature and physiological details of domestic animals.

Finally, a brilliant and engaging live act, having already sold-out shows across the country, including their last three London shows at the Finsbury, Social and Lexington, they make a live return in the spring of this year with a run of shows across Europe and the U.K., a run of in-stores at Rough Trade in Nottingham, Bristol and London around the release of the album and an already SOLD OUT headline slot at this year’s Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge.

The full list of forthcoming shows is as follows:


16th Nottingham Rough Trade (in store)

17th Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios

18th Birmingham Hare & Hounds

19th Bristol Rough Trade (in store)

20th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

21st London Rough Trade East (in store)

22nd Glasgow Mono

23rd Hebden Bridge Trades Club


3rd Paris la Maroquinerie

4th Brussels Botanique Witloof Bar

5th Utrecht ACU

6th Amsterdam Sugar Factory

7th Hamburg Molotow

8th Berlin The Monarch

12th London The Garage

13th Leeds Brudenell Social Club

14th Manchester Gorilla


5th Liverpool Liverpool Sound City

6th Leicester Handmade Festival

17th Brighton Great Escape

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