Heavenly Recordings is very pleased to announce their newest signees, Halifax band The Orielles, who-in celebration- have debuted sprawling, post-punk banger “Sugar Taste Likes Salt”.
Once the best-kept musical secrets in and around their native Halifax, the teenage trio are poised to charm their way beyond UK borders courtesy of their debut release for Heavenly Recordings, “Sugar Tastes Like Salt”, an eight-minute burst of spatial-funk that in part recalls both ESG and fellow Northwest pioneers A Certain Ratio.
Made up of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand-Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, aged 21, 18 & 17 respectively, the single was recorded with standout, burgeoning UK producer Marta Salogni,
Sprawling, confident, echoing the atmospherics of Martin Hannett and making references to Tarantino classic Deathproof – “Well, ain’t you so sweet that you make sugar taste just like salt” – it already has the feel of a breakout track.
Spurred on by repeated whispers about “one of the most exciting local bands of recent years” from various respected musical contacts in the north, Heavenly Recordings head-honcho Jeff Barrett caught The Orielles supporting label-mates The Parrots and immediately signed them in the autumn of 2016.
Despite their youth, the band, who met at a house party and bonded over their shared love of US bands from the ‘90s, have found their feet playing live for the last few years around the north of England. Having played the recent Heavenly Weekender in Hebden Bridge, the band embark on their first national (EU) tour in April.