The Orielles

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The Orielles
The Orielles performing in 2020
The Orielles performing in 2020
Background information
OriginHalifax, West Yorkshire, England
LabelsHeavenly Records

The Orielles are an English indie rock band from Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.[1][2][3]

The band features Sidonie "Sid" B. Hand-Halford on drums, Esmé Dee Hand-Halford on bass and vocals and Henry Carlyle Wade on guitar and vocals.[4]


Their debut album Silver Dollar Moment was released in February 2018 on Heavenly Records.[5] AllMusic described the album as a "stunning debut... it does have a uniquely sweet spirit and lighthearted beauty all its own by a young U.K. trio that gives the baggy indie dance sound of the early '90s a serious upgrade."[6]

Their second album Disco Volador was released in February 2020 on Heavenly Records[7],and produced by Marta Sologni.[8] The Guardian gave it a three out of five stars rating, describing the album as the band "expanding the sound of their winsome but somewhat conventional debut by abandoning traditional song structures and voyaging into new textures."[9] It has a Metacritic rating of 73, with critics commenting that the album mixes "the euphoria of whooshing through infinite space past astral displays of imagined beauty via a blend of disco funk, dream pop, electronic exotica and '70s highlife" (Uncut) and Q saying that the album is "both instantly appealing and dazzling inventive."[10]

Henry Carlyle Wade (guitar, vocals)




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  2. ^ "New band of the week: The Orielles (No 144) | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  3. ^ "Meet The Orielles, the band that revolutionize rock music". Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (2017-03-20). "New band of the week: The Orielles (No 144)". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  5. ^ "The Quietus | Reviews | The Orielles". Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  6. ^ "Silver Dollar Moment - The Orielles - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "The Orielles - Disco Volador. Vinyl LP, CD. Heavenly Recordings". Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  8. ^ Disco Volador by The Orielles, retrieved 2020-03-05
  9. ^ "The Orielles: Disco Volador review – taking cosmic pop to new galaxies | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  10. ^ Disco Volador by The Orielles, retrieved 2020-03-05
  11. ^ "Orielles | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 March 2020.