Click here to return to the main site.

Music Review

Cover Image

Silver Dollar Moment


Artist: The Orielles
Label: Heavenly Recordings
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 16 February 2018

The Orielles release their debut album, Silver Dollar Moment, through Heavenly Recordings. The teenage trio from Halifax is comprised of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and Henry Carlyle Wade. The LP's 12 tracks (45 min, 31 sec) takes all kinds of turns, into ESG-ish yips and funk, dreamy-arch harmonies, disco synth-pows and stoner bongos...

Silver Dollar Moment opens with 'Mango', a lovingly crafted retro '90s sounding Indie track which will whet your appetite and sets the tone for the rest of the album. It's hard to believe this is a debut album. There's a confidence here that usually only emerges once a band has established themselves and released at least one previous LP.

Highlights include 'Sunflower Seeds', which sees the band take a slightly slower, more laid back approach. The result is an incredibly hypnotic and catchy track. In addition 'Let Your Dog Tooth Grow' is upbeat and boppy, while retaining it's Indie roots.

It's hard not to fall in love with this engaging and well produced album. Keep your eyes on The Orielles...


Nick Smithson

Buy this item online

Each of the store links below opens in a new window, allowing you to compare the price of this product from various online stores.

Digital album
iTunes GB
Digital album