The Orielles share “ambitious and experimental” debut single, ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’

The Orielles share their debut single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ on Heavenly Recordings

Playing quirky West Coast surf-pop akin to Best Coast and Cherry Glazerr, teenage trio The Orielles are just the latest band to contest California's rightful claim to the surf-pop throne. The Halifax three-piece have recently pricked the attention of NME and Steve Lamacq amongst others with their swirling melodies and irresistible lo-fi charm, influenced by the warped noise-pop sound of The Breeders and Pixies.

(Image: Brook Johnson)

Debut single 'Sugar Tastes Like Salt' is the band's first release since signing to legendary indie label Heavenly Recordings, now home to the likes of Temples, TOY, King Gizzard and The Wytches. The track is an ambitious, experimental effort that twists and plummets manically through 8-minutes of thumping post-punk and acid-tinged guitar lines like a genre-defying rollercoaster. 

Seems an appropriate introduction for a band that's signed to a label renowned for championing some of the UK's (and beyond) finest psychedelic oddballs, right?
To celebrate signing to Heavenly Recordings, The Orielles are stepping out on a mammoth UK tour this April, check out all the dates below: 
5, Leith Depot, Edinburgh
6, The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
7, Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
8, The Fulford Arms, York
11, The Social, London*
12, The Cellar, Oxford
13, Purple Turtle, Reading*
14, The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
15, The Joiners, Southampton
16, Wales Goes Pop: Weekender, Cardiff
19, The Cookie, Leicester
20, Victoria, Birmingham
21, Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
22, The Sugarmill, Stoke
26, Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield*
28, The Chameleon, Nottingham
29, Leeds, Live at Leeds
30, Festevol, Liverpool
30, SFTOC, Manchester

*  Free Entry

Words by Joe Bulger

Featured image courtesy of DIY

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