The Orielles have shared the latest taster of their new album, ‘Tableau’.
Titled ‘The Room’, it’s the second track to come from the forthcoming full-length, which is set to arrive on 7th October via Heavenly Recordings.
Talking about the track, Sidonie of the band explains: “This was the first track for this record, completely randomly and not part of the album sessions. It was recorded in Autumn/Winter of 2020, at Eve Studios. We had spent a day there, just jamming ideas. Obviously we’d spent the past five or six months in lockdown, not really able to spend much time with one another, so we were all bursting with ideas and hadn’t jammed together in so long. Obviously the way we write is very jammy, very reactionary with each other, and we really missed that. Putting us together in this room at Eve Studios, it was magical really. I feel like we wrote, or sketched ideas, for the majority of the record within an hour or two. We were just in this room at Eve with keyboards, modular synths, everything you could ask for, and just wrote loads of ideas. The lyrics were written line-by-line by each of us, randomly, so we muddled them up and picked them up at random. The first lyric was ‘the moon is in the room’, and I believe she got that from a Clarice Lispector novel? The whispering was definitely inspired by bands like Portishead or Art of Noise.”
It comes with a self-directed video, on which the band note: “‘The Room’ video is perhaps a visual representation of the way in which the song itself was written. Providing ourselves with limitations and instruments that are more unfamiliar to us (in the video’s case, the Super-8). We thought that the lyrics and the vocal delivery lent themselves well to quite a literal video, we broke the song down line-by-line to create interpretations of the words and their meanings together. We really like the simplicity of this video, inspired by a lot of Agnes Vardas early works as well as Peter Tscherkasskys more avant-garde films.”
The Orielles are set to hit the road next March and April for a headline tour. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 23rd September. The dates read:
22 MASH – CAMBRIDGE
23 Concorde 2 – BRIGHTON
27.03.22 – The Loft – SOUTHAMPTON
28 Clwb Ifor Bach – CARDIFF
31 The Foundry – SHEFFIELD
01 The Mill – BIRMINGHAM
02 Sugarmill – STOKE ON TRENT
04 Rescue Rooms – NOTTINGHAM
08 The Garage – GLASGOW