The Orielles let rip with high tempo twists and turns on 'Silver Dollar Moment'

A 'Silver Dollar Moment', as described in their own words, is "anything that's unexpectedly brilliant". For Halifax trio The Orielles, the difference between them and the title of their debut album is that we always knew they would be brilliant on their first LP; there was never anything unexpected about it and they make it all look so easy. 

Formed of two sisters and their friend, 'Silver Dollar Moment' is rife with youthful energy that never lets up whilst pulling you in further to their carefully crafted collection of high tempo twists and turns that form the twelve track album. 

Exciting immediately with a track that is almost Britpop in nature, 'Mango' is underpinned by a jangly beat and they reek of a band with a point to prove from the off. 'Old Stuff New Stuff' comes next and it's up there as perhaps the finest cut on the tracklisting. The sub-five minute number bops along neatly for the first half before a discernibly carnival-like atmosphere kicks in and changes the game entirely. 

Psych-tinged tune 'Henry's Pocket' is an effortless, easy on the ears delight with feather-light vocals and fresh melodies. Elsewhere attention-grabbing numbers such as 'Let Your Dogtooth Grow' impresses with dreamy alt-rock qualities that wouldn't sound out of place on a Wolf Alice record.

Synth-led number 'I Only Bought It For The Bottle' is smart and ear-catching to the point it practically soars; there's little about this track that isn't euphoric. Choosing to end on a high 'Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)' features whirling melodies and tuneful vocals that are disarmingly charming. 

'Silver Dollar Moment' is the thrilling climax of several years' hard work for The Orielles. You can't help but be won over by the same ballsy bunch who made the brave decision to release a near 9-minute track as their debut offering to the world. That track, 'Sugar Tastes Like Salt' is the only thing missing from an otherwise infectious and outstanding debut album. 

Words Lauren Wade

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