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The Orielles announce space-themed second album

By | Published on Tuesday 22 October 2019

The Orielles

The Orielles have announced that they will release their second album, titled ‘Disco Volador’, on 28 Feb next year. Tour dates will commence the same month. Alongside the announcement, the band also released the album’s first single and opening track, ‘Come Down On Jupiter’.

Of said track, the band’s Esme Dee Hand-Halford says: “‘Come Down On Jupiter’ is as much a song as it is a narrative that soundtracks a space flight, right through from the ominous introductory sounds of the grand piano to the Lizzie Mercier Descloux-esque ‘thrift shop cowboys’ group chants towards the end, which diffuse the tension of the wig out preceding it”.

Discussing the album’s title, she adds: “Its literal interpretation from Spanish means flying disc but everyone experiences things differently. Disco Volador could be a frisbee, a UFO, an alien nightclub or how you feel when you fly; what happens to your body physically or that euphoric buzz from a great party. But it is an album of escape; if I went to space, I might not come back”.

Watch the video for ‘Come Down On Jupiter’ here:

And here are those tour dates I mentioned:

25 Feb: Newcastle, The Riverside
26 Feb: Glasgow, G2
27 Feb: Stoke, Sugarmill
28 Feb: Norwich, Waterfront
1 Mar: Brighton, Chalk
2 Mar: Bristol, SWX
4 Mar: London, Electric Ballroom
5 Mar: Manchester, Ritz
6 Mar: Birmingham, Institute 2