2018 has been one hell of a year for The Orielles

Made up of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, they delivered on the hype thanks to a much acclaimed debut album, ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ in February and their breathtaking live show which saw them sell-out increasingly large venues across the U.K and play festivals from Latitude to Y Not and End of the Road.

And now, having recruited a new member, Alex Stephens, on keyboards,  they return with two stunning new tracks to show how far they’ve come – ‘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.


 Produced by Marta Salogni,  talking about the tracks, the band said:

Bobbi’s Second World, written with the addition of a new member on keys, exhibits an explosion of new sounds and ideas that came to fruition after a long summer of playing festivals and taking inspiration from music that made us dance. It centres around the story of a cat named Bobbi who, in order to become a lady, has to experience the extremities of two complex and differing realities- situated in her front and back gardens respectively. The eccentric instrumentation, influenced by northern soul, post-punk and funk music, matches the quirkiness of the lyrics to create a song that concerns a young cats maturity whilst displaying a certain maturity in the music itself.”

“After noticing a passion for songs that make us emotional; want to dance and quite literally ‘forget’, we decided to cover one of Peggy Gou’s latest floor fillers, ‘Itgehane aka It Makes You Forget‘ hoping that we could evoke the aforementioned qualities of music within other listeners!”


“This album is a masterclass in how to produce guitar music that feels specific, strange, and superior to much of what’s come before.”

— The Guardian —


 What makes debut Silver Dollar Moment such a satisfying listen isnt just the gusto with which they make it their own, its how the record bubble with ideas. Songs shift speed and change tack as they continually look for unexpected corners to explore. Bongos, flute solos, dense walls of harmonies and disco slow-jams all appear in the spaces between single Esmé Dee Hand-Halford airy vocals and Henry Carlyle Wades liquid guitars –

— Q Magazine —


 A special collection of tracks that effortlessly fizz through genres and eras with an irresistible charm. Its a simply joyous statement of intent. –

— Dork Magazine —


The end of the year sees them play their biggest London show to date at Heaven plus an already sold-out home-coming show at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club just before Christmas.

The band are then set to play a run of regional dates next spring with shows in Oxford, Bedford, Norwich, Hull & more.


Check out the live show listings and all the latest news on The Orielles Artist page ↓