The Orielles share sprawling and ambitious debut single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’

The Halifax trio are the latest signings to Heavenly Recordings

Halifax trio The Orielles have shared debut single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’: an eight-minute banger with the kind of experimental ambition that should prick up even the most discerning of ears.

Released as their first offering on new label Heavenly Recordings (the home of Temples, Toy, King Gizzard et al), the track is a sprawling, unexpected thing, moving through pulsing post-punk to twitchy ESG-style brooding dance beats and back out. Lyrically, meanwhile, it references Tarantino classic Deathproof, lifting the line “Well, ain’t you so sweet that you make sugar taste just like salt” to throw a darkly cheeky extra flavour into the mix.

Check out the track below, and catch The Orielles on tour throughout April.


5th Edinburgh, Leith Depot

6th Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

7th Newcastle, Think Tank Underground

8th York, The Fulford Arms

11th London, The Social

12th Oxford, The Cellar

13th Reading, Purple Turtle

14th Brighton, The Hope & Ruin

15th Southampton, The Joiners

16th Cardiff, Wales Goes Pop: Weekender

19th Leicester, The Cookie

20th Birmingham, Victoria

21st Hebden Bridge, Trades Club

22nd Stoke, The Sugarmill

26th Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears

28th Nottingham, The Chameleon

29th Leeds, Live at Leeds

30th Liverpool, Festevol

30th Manchester, SFTOC

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