*Update* Due to the recent news surrounding Covid-19 the neighbourhood weekender festival in Warrington is rescheduling to September 5th and 6th 2020. All tickets remain valid.
Hailing from West Yorkshire, punk trio The Orielles embark on their headline UK tour this month, which will be followed by a performance at Neighbourhood Weekender in May alongside the likes of Sam Fender and Ian Brown. We caught up with them about what to expect from their festival performance, their inspirations and more...
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So, the first question is around your song ‘Bobbi’s Second World’, which we love. Where does the name come from?
It's named after our cat, Bobbi who in order to become a lady, has to experience the extremities of two complex and wildly differing realities - situated in her front and back gardens respectively.
You’ve previously described your music as post-dance punk. Which bands inspire your music?
We're inspired heavily by the underground art and music scene of the 70s in New York. Clubs such as 'Studio 54' and 'Max's Kansas City' would be rife with musicians and poets, all creating together. Musicians such as James Chance, Arthur Russell, Debbie Harry and Lou Reed are among some favourites.
Your new album, ‘Disco Volador’ is released next month. Can you tell us what we can expect to hear on it?
The album has our most recent singles; 'Come Down on Jupiter' and 'Space Samba' on there, as well as a bunch of other never heard before tunes! All loosely tied together with the idea 'space to boogie, boogie to space' in mind.
Are you looking forward to festival season?
Heck yeah! We've missed playing our fair share of festivals and can't wait to get back in some muddy fields again.
How do the shows compare to your own gigs?
It's always fun and a challenge playing festivals as you have to bear in mind that a percentage of the audience may have just stumbled upon our set or have never seen us play before. So, it's a 'banger set' basically...all the singles and the big tunes.
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