Following a UK tour with Madrid garage-punks and now-label-mates The Parrots, Halifax trio The Orielles announced they were signing to Heavenly Recordings. The band are now sharing their incredible first single on the label - you can check out 'Sugar Tastes Like Salt' below.
I’ve been a massive fan of The Orielles since I played a show with them a couple of years back. They were amazing then but they’ve since gone on to tour the UK several times, play a run of shows in Canada and get a Marc Riley 6 Music live session in the bag. With the force of Heavenly now behind them, I can't see them slowing down anytime soon either.
‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ is the trio’s first single on the famed London label and it marks a huge leap in their surfy psych-pop sound. I caught up with Sid, the band's drummer, who explained that “[Sugar Tastes Like Salt] is probably our oldest tune that we still play live. When we first wrote it, we were watching Tarantino’s Death Proof and we just jammed along to the massive car chase at the end of the movie and came up with the song.
Clocking in at eight-minutes long it’s a seriously impressive blast of expansive, swooning psychedelic pop that jerks between lysergic garage-rock tendencies and frenzied disco beats driven by Can-esque percussion, scuzzy guitars and sublime vocals. This is without a doubt the bands most ambitious and experimental cut to date, according to Sid this is a result of the song becoming some sort of project that was constantly being built and expanded on - “There was a period in which we came up with loads of mini song ideas and instead of making them into standalone tracks, we just decided to add them to the end of Sugar”
When asked about what it’s been like teaming up with one of the most exciting labels in the UK right now Sid explained that “Working with Heavenly has been super sick! They're so passionate about the single, which has given us the confidence to release it as our debut. We were a little worried initially that people may be a bit taken aback due to it being eight minutes long but we're definitely happy with the collective decision to release it. With a single this good and a huge UK tour coming up in April it’s obvious big things are in the works and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
April Tour Dates:
05 Edinburgh – Leith Depot
06 Glasgow – The Hug and Pint
07 Newcastle – Think Tank Underground
08 York – The Fulford Arms
11 London – The Social
12 Oxford – The Cellar
13 Reading – Purple Turtle
14 Brighton – The Hope & Ruin
15 Southampton – The Joiners
16 Cardiff – Wales Goes Pop! Weekender
19 Leicester – The Cookie
20 Birmingham – Victoria
21 Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
22 Stoke On Trent – The Sugarmill
26 Sheffield – Bungalows & Bears
28 Nottingham – The Chameleon
29 Leeds – Live At Leeds
30 Liverpool – Festevol
30 Manchester - SFTOC