From West Yorkshire to West Coast for Sheffield-bound band The Orielles

The Orielles play Sheffield tomorrow.
The Orielles play Sheffield tomorrow.
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The Orielles may amount to a total age of about 40, but the Yorkshire teenage surf-pop three-piece are definitely making waves.

With psych guitar licks, Pixies fuzz, and poppy sentiment, the band have established a sound that harks back to 1960s’ American West Coast pop.

Their snappy numbers are so entrenched in 60s fuzz the listener is instantly transported to a sweaty, smoky 1960s basement.

Indeed, it is phenomenal that a band so young can possess the musical ability to transcend time and place with such authenticity.

Drummer Sid Hand-Halford – one-third of the band with bassist, singer and younger sister Esme-Dee and guitarist, singer and close school friend Henry Carlyle Wade – says: “We want to create a low-fi vibe, but are inspired by a lot of 1960s’ bands, particularly Motown acts and artists like The Ronettes.

“We layer up a lot of harmonies and use a lot of reverb on the guitar.”

Appropriately, the band is named after a British label that once released Motown tracks in the UK, becoming The Orielles about a year ago, having been called The Oreoh!s,

And now the band, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, have started touring.

Sid says: “We are building a growing fan-base. It is exciting as there are a lot of people coming to our shows.”

n The Orielles play The Great Gatsby, Division Street, Sheffield city centre tomorrow, from 8pm.