Now acting as a trio, Hailfax’s The Orielles seem to be the epitome of D.I.Y, coasting through their own growth and equally swirling sounds. Comprised of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford alongside their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, the budding teens catered to sounds from mutual influences, to a now polished portrayal of funk-gaze. Their last single “Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)” breathes heavily of the trio’s exploratory soundscape and fearless palette.
As abstract as the conceptual theme may be, it raises a myriad of curiosity for the next slew of singles. The track’s sonic nature is colorful, yet still pastel enough to allow cowbells, bass riffs, and angelic vocals to slide onto the scene. The nightlife and disco vibes evoke strong dance motions and a signature open-ended, theoretical messaging. It’s a track to get lost to in sound and theory that speaks very highly of the band’s process. Who knew disco could help us question our existence?
“‘Space Samba’ is a song about corporeal experience, something which we feel we are collectively losing sight of in an age of mental existentialism!,” shares the band on a social media post. “It is the ‘Disco Volador’ theme because it relates to the phenomenological thread of the whole album, which tackles the many interpretations of the title throughout. In this instance, it refers to Disco Volador’s literal translation of ‘flying disc’ or ‘frisbee’, using this symbol to reflect both feelings of flight and motion and the notion of human connectivity.”
Be sure to catch the trio in Los Angeles, at the Moroccan Lounge, Tue, Mar 24, 2020 alongside Weird Milk. It is an early show, kicking off at 6:30 p.m., ages 18+, and ending at 9 p.m. More information may be found here.
Cover photo: Neelam Khan Vela