2018 has been some year for The Oreilles. Having started it as one of the most talked about new band’s in the U.K. thanks to a salvo of singles the previous year for Heavenly Recordings - Sugar Tastes Like Salt, I Only Bought It For The Bottle and Let Your Dogtooth Grow - 2018 saw them deliver on the hype thanks to a much acclaimed debut album, Silver Dollar Moment in February and their breathtaking live show which saw them sell-out increasingly large venues across the U.K and play festivals from Latitude to Camp Bestival and End of the Road.
Made up of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, they grabbed attention thanks to the spatial-funk of their album that in part recalled both ESG and fellow north-west pioneers A Certain Ratio and marked them out as a band willing and able to explore the more interesting musical corners.
And now, having recruited a new member, Alex Stephens, on keyboards, they return with two stunning new tracks to show how far they’ve come – Bobbi’s Second World is the young sound of West Yorkshire filtered via Lagos while their Peggy Gou cover, It Makes You Forget (itgehane) is testament to the ease with which they are able to musically take on anything and make it their own. To coincide, the band has also announced a number of new tour dates.