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The Orielles

May 7 @ 19:30 - 22:30


Formed when they were still teenagers, the Orielles make music with the eagerness and abandon of youth, while also looking to the past for inspiration. The group’s highly danceable sound is informed by the lighter side of ’80s post-punk, the loose-limbed rhythms of Afro-funk, the trippy textures of late-’90s indie dance, and the sweet melodic sense of classic indie pop. Their debut album, 2018’s Silver Dollar Moment, saw them already in full stride as a band, and 2020’s Disco Volador expanded on their template by adding new sonic elements and a healthy dose of lyrical weirdness was followed up by their critically acclaimed fourth album, Tableau, released in October of last year on Heavenly Recordings.

The Orielles formed in Halifax, England, when sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand-Halford met Henry Carlyle Wade at a birthday party. Still in their teens, the threesome bonded over a love of ’90s music (like the Pixies and Sonic Youth) and cinema and began writing songs together. With Esmé on vocals and bass, Sidonie on drums, and Henry on guitar, the trio crafted a sound that brought in influences as far afield as Afro-pop, disco-funk, Madchester, and indie pop.

Having played a very special one-off show in association with Piccadilly Records in Manchester where they performed with full orchestral backing and 2 sold-out ‘home-coming’ shows at Hebden Bridge Trades Club at the end of last year, the band return for a full U.K. headline tour in March. Additionally, having recently played a series of well-received performances at this year’s SxSW festival in Austin, Texas and a run of U.K. headline shows, including a sold-out London gig at the Electric in Brixton, the band head over to Europe today for further headline gigs.

Recent praise for Tableau:

Who wouldn’t want to feast at a table so richly laid with ideas? – 4/5 The Guardian

What we have here is brave, innovative, unexpected and brilliant – 9/10 The Line Of Best Fit

A bold endeavour with genuine thrills – 4/5 Uncut

What has emerged is their most experimental and exhilarating release to date – 9/10 Clash

Please note this is an 18+ event, and the venue is accessed by stairs with no lift. If you have any enquiries please email thetreehouse@cheeseandgrain.com


May 7
19:30 - 22:30
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Cheese and Grain
01373 455420


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35 Berkley Road
Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH United Kingdom
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