20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

The Orielles

The past 12 months has been some year for The Orielles. Having started it as one of the most talked about new band’s in the U.K. thanks to a salvo of singles, Sugar Tastes Like Salt, I Only Bought It For The Bottle and Let Your Dogtooth Grow, the previous year for Heavenly Recordings, 2018 saw them deliver on the hype thanks to a much acclaimed debut album, Silver Dollar Moment in February and their breathtaking live show which saw them sell-out increasingly large venues across the U.K and play festivals from Latitude to Camp Bestival and End of the Road. 2019 has seen support from Radio 1, a storming set at the BBC’s Big Weekend, and even a gig at Abbey Road, screened on BBC 2.

Made up of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, they grabbed attention thanks to the spatial-funk of their album that in part recalled both ESG and fellow north-west pioneers A Certain Ratio and marked them out as a band willing and able to explore the more interesting musical corners. Currently recording album 2, and playing a handful of festivals this summer, they will be releasing long-awaited new material in the autumn.


Sunday 2019