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The Orielles take to Newcastle University Students’ Union on Friday 28th January. The trio from Halifax have been making music since they were teenagers, and throughout the years have developed their funky and danceable indie pop sound.

The band, consisting of two sisters and their best friend, combine the sounds of 90’s post punk, danceable indie, Afropop, disco funk and pop, all culminating in a fascinating experimentation of sound through a classic bass, drums and guitar combo.

Track Bobbi’s New World is a perfect example of the style of music you can expect from them; it’s a funky masterpiece, with a playful bassline that collides with vocals that sound like spoken-word poetry.

This isn’t just an ordinary tour however, as in 2021 the band released La Vita Olistica, an artistic project which is both a film and a soundtrack. Highlight song Come Down On Jupiter has very different instrumentals to the band’s usual groove, with a more muted and low-key soundscape. The visionary experience of the film is sure to be brought to the live show, as the band rethink the performance format through multi-sensory exploration, performing songs across a range of different styles and influences.

The Orielles play Newcastle University Students’ Union on Friday 28th January



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