The Orielles | Hamburg
07.04. Hamburg, Molotow
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The Orielles are an indie band. But not in the derogatory “landfill” sense. They’re reclaiming the word, reminding us that “indie” used to be something to aspire to. In this, they’re quite noughties: they do the girl-group-go-garage-rock thing that was de rigueur a few years back, especially in Brooklyn, and there’s a chillwave glaze and surf-pop shimmer over some of their tracks. But they’re also quintessentially 80s indie. Their shambling jangles can be reminiscent of the maligned C86 scene but, on their more recent tracks, there is a rhythmic propulsion that marks them out as progeny of an earlier NME cassette compilation of alternative music: namely, Dancin’ Master, from 1981, which evinced the then-radical shift towards dub, disco and funk. At one point in our interview with drummer Sid, she namechecks as an Orielles favourite the Housemartins – arguably the whitest band in indie history – only to then cite as an influence Orange Juice, whose assimilation of black music elements is a matter of record.
– via The Guardian