The Orielles gear up for the release of their debut album, with third single “Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)”

With their recently announced debut album set to hit the stores next month (February 16th to be exact), The Orielles have unveiled a third cut from the record – “Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)“.


(image rights go to Neelam Khan Vela)

The band, consisting of sisters Sidonie and Esme alongside their best friend Henry, emerged onto the scene last year as one of the most exciting new bands of recent years. Their unique sound, which blends elements of indie with dreamy guitar melodies and fuzzy garage psychedelia comes as a diamond in the rough amongst the array of talent coming out of the UK at the moment. The three singles they’ve now shared from their debut, which is called Silver Dollar Moment in case you missed it, showcase the sheer variety of sounds and talent the band possess with each track putting forward a different slice of the bittersweet fruit that is The Orielles.

Their debut album was recorded late last summer and was produced by Marta Salongi, who has notably worked with Bjork and Insecure Men. As the song title suggests, the track is instantly jam-packed with disco influences. From it’s pounding, funky bassline to the jangly guitars and harmonious vocals, the track is certain to get you moving. The track transcends into a crescendo of reverb soaked guitars as the chorus climaxes, taking the listener to the clouds. This is The Orielles at their dreamiest yet, and quite frankly a really fun direction to see the Halifax outfit take. “Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)” comes as the final track of the album, and is one hell of a closer which I’m sure will sound even better in the whole context of the album.

If you aren’t excited about this band, you should be. They’re gearing up to release what is one of the most-hotly anticipated debuts of the year and one that is definitely going to be a belter.

The new track comes hand in hand with the announcement that the band will play several in-store shows in the middle of their upcoming, and already mighty UK/EU tour starting next month. Tickets for various dates are still available here.

Words by Ben Davies

(featured image courtesy of Urban Outfitters)


16 Rough Trade, Nottingham

17 Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield

18 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

19 Rough Trade, Bristol

20 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

21 Rough Trade East, London

22 Mono, Glasgow


03 La Maroquinerie, Paris

04 Botanique Brussels, Belgium

05 ACU Utrecht, Netherlands

06 The Sugarfactory Amsterdam, Netherlands

07 Molotow Skybar Hamburg, Germany

08 Monarch Berlin, Germany

12 The Garage, London

13 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

14 Gorilla, Manchester


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