The ‘Jobin’ EP was released some time ago but the release of the single ‘Sliders’ from the EP has given us the opportunity to do a full review.
‘Sliders’ is, and I hope you’ll forgive me for this, frankly a bouncy thing. There’s a melody you’ll find working its way into your brain on first listen. There’s that surfy guitar from Henry. There’s some joyous drumming from Sid and then there’s Esme’s vocals – languid and way ‘too cool for school’. Lyrically it’ll have you hitting repeat if only to try and work out what the song’s about. In the meantime here’s a sample
You say we’re all captives of our identities
Living in a prison of creation and disease
Works for me.
‘Jobin’, the track previously streamed as a teaser, sounds lush. It’s effortlessly laid back. It’s the sort of thing that would sound great sitting in a field in Summer with friends. It’ll make you smile.
The final track on the EP is ‘Twin Freaks’ you could, and should, buy the EP just for this. In contrast to ‘Sliders’ and ‘Jobin’ it’s slower almost doomy. And although the sound is distinctly surfy it actually has tinges of post-punk and even – whisper it – goth. Frankly 2.35 is way too short for this, I want it to go on and on.
There’s a joy to the Orielles that just lifts you to a happy place. They remind me of why I like music in the first place. Get this and wallow in the joy.
The EP is available from iTunes.