Earleir this year The Orielles released their debut album Silver Dollar Moment, which they told us all about. Since then they've been touring pretty constantly, have added a new member and discovered a new mode of songwriting. Out of all of this, they've produced a new single called 'Bobbi's Second World' that features a cover of Peggy Gou's 'It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)' on the b-side. We'll let them explain the route that's brought them here:

Bobbi's Second World, written with the addition of a new member on keys, exhibits an explosion of new sounds and ideas that came to fruition after a long summer of playing festivals and taking inspiration from music that made us dance. It centres around the story of a cat named Bobbi who, in order to become a lady, has to experience the extremities of two complex and differing realities- situated in her front and back gardens respectively. The eccentric instrumentation, influenced by northern soul, post-punk and funk music, matches the quirkiness of the lyrics to create a song that concerns a young cats maturity whilst displaying a certain maturity in the music itself. After noticing a passion for songs that make us emotional; want to dance and quite literally 'forget', we decided to cover one of Peggy Gou's latest floor fillers, 'Itgehane aka It Makes You Forget' hoping that we could evoke the aforementioned qualities of music within other listeners!"

Even on their debut album The Orielles were keen to experiment with worldly instrumentation and production styles, so it's not a surprise that they've continued to evolve as they've been out on the road through 2018. They already had some undoubted body-movers on Silver Dollar Moment, like 'Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)', but on this new single the groove is even more ingrained. Driven by the wiggling bass, 'Bobbi's Second World' is also an opportunity for their new keyboardist to show off his disco stylings, interplaying with Henry's playful guitar all of which underscores a fun-filled back-and-forth gang vocal. Their cover of 'It Makes You Forget' is faithful to Gou's original, but bounces with the sprightly energy of 4 young people in a room playing the song live, giving it an idiosyncratic pep. Check out both below.

Although The Orielles have been touring constantly all year, they're by no means done; catch them at one of these dates:

08/11 - Iceland Airwaves Festival
29/11 - Heaven, London
07/12 - Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
13/12 - Winter Camp Festival, Paris
15/12 - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge Christmas show - SOLD OUT
11/01 - Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis
19/02 - The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
20/02 - The Face Bar, Reading
21/02 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
22/02 - The Ferret, Preston
24/02 - Exchange, Bristol
26/02 - The Crescent, York
27/02 - The Welly, Hull
28/02 - The Waterfront Studio, Norwich
01/03 - Esquires, Bedford
03/03 - Bullingdon, Oxford