The Orielles’ “Space Doubt” is an immediately infectious slice of indie surf pop that has you yearning for summer already. It follows up last autumn’s release “Yawn” and is accompanied with a low budget video by Josh Bentley and Sam Frost, which features guitarist Henry Carlyle Wade mucking about with spaghetti.
Formed in 2012 and still ridiculously young the three piece hail from Halifax in England with sisters Esme and Sid Hand-Halford joining Henry on bass/vocals and drums respectively. They’ve picked up a bit of attention from NME’s Radar and landed some sweet support slots with the likes of PINS, Honeyblood, The Crookes and Moon Duo.
Produced by Chris Warr a vinyl release is promised (in keeping with last year’s cassette release on Swirly Records). Whether by accident or design the song was unveiled on so called “Blue Monday”, January 19th when we’re meant to be at our lowest ebb. Safe to say “Space Doubt” banished those winter blues.
Review by Gavin Watson | @watsongc