The Orielles have today shared the video for ‘Darkened Corners’, the latest track to be taken from their recently released album Tableau which was released last month.

A tempo shifting, autumnal slice of super mellow motorik pop music, the band said about ‘Darkened Corners’:

“Darkened Corners is one of the collective favourites of the album for us. Its musical narrative best describes emotionally what creating this record felt like for us. We wanted to create this kind of Krauty, super rigid and formulaic first part where everything happens in these repeated cycles. Then as the song starts to turn darker we created this spiralling passage where you should feel like you don’t really have a sense of time of where home is moving into this intense manic phase as Sid puts it the drums try to break free from the old ways into this blissful new world.

A lot of this tune had to be thought about thoroughly, we spent hours in Sid’s living room counting beats and tried to go really heavy with motiffing and ostinato. The lyrical inspiration comes from content comes from a Lee Friedlander exhibition Ez went to whilst in Berlin.”

The track is accompanied by a stunning video co-directed by the band with regular collaborator Neeam Khan Vela.


The band added…

“So excited to finally make our music video debut with long-time artistic collaborator Neelam Khan Vela! The video honours Neelam’s photography work as we see through her lens and thus the video’s main character resembles a shadow in a photo. Meanwhile we are paying homage to photographer Lee Friedlander, retracing the steps of an exhibition seen in Berlin last October which inspired the lyrics for the track. As we recreate some of the iconic work of Friedlander, placing ourselves within his frames, we map the symbiosis of two photographers becoming one.”

Praise for ‘Tableau…’

“Who wouldn’t want to feast at a table so richly laid with ideas?”

– The Guardian ★★★★ –

“A bold endeavour with genuine thrills”

– Uncut Magazine 9/10 –

“What has emerged is their most experimental and exhilarating release to date”

– Clash Magazine 9/10 –

“What we have here is brave, innovative, unexpected, and brilliant.”

– The Line of Best Fit 9/10 –

“The Orielles demonstrate their versatility and true capabilities as musicians through 16 tracks, which is easily their best work to date… Tableau is an immersive and rewarding listen that teases an exciting future for the band.”

– Far Out Magazine ★★★★ –

“Judging by this album if they can keep growing this impressively, the sky’s the limit.”

– All Music ★★★★ – US




The Orielles play SXSW in March 2023 and then headline their own UK tour in April.


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