Quickfire Questions #52: The Orielles (formerly The Oreoh!s)

By on Monday, 30th September 2013 at 11:00 am
 

Update: as of 26/11/2013, they’re now called The Orielles.

Halifax band The Oreoh!s – made up of sisters Esme (lead vocals / bass) and Sid Hand-Halford (drums) and Henry Wade (guitar) – have been building up loads of practical yet impressive gig experience as of late, supporting Jez Kerr, the Lovely Eggs, Hey Sholay, and even TGTF favourites The Crookes.

Actually, next week on Thursday night (3 October) alongside the Hosts, they will be supporting the Sheffield band when they play at the University of Sheffield’s student union room the Foundry. Ahead of that performance and one the following night support Go-Kart Mozard in Preston, we asked the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed trio to answer our Quickfire Questions. They are certainly our youngest participants to the QQs and so the question about what their favourite song was as a child seems a little premature, but I think you will see as you read their answers that you can be of any age to love, appreciate and get inspired by music. Read on…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
Sid: I remember my mum and dad playing The Flaming Lips‘ ‘The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song’ in the car all the time, so it would have to be that!
Henry: It was ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ by Status Quo, and I remember it being the song that inspired me to play guitar.
Esme: ‘Grand Canyon’ by Grandaddy.

What was your favourite song as a child?
Sid: ‘Blood on Fire’ by Niney.
Henry: ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ by Arctic Monkeys.
Esme: Boredom by The Buzzcocks.

What song makes you laugh?
Sid: ‘I’ve Been Tired’ by Pixies.
Henry: ‘Dirty Thing’ by Telekinesis.
Esme: ‘Moving Like Mike’ by Mac Demarco.

What song makes you cry?
Sid: ‘Disco 2000’ by Pulp has pretty touching lyrics.
Henry: ‘Dance in Colour’ – The Crookes.
Esme: ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ – Etta James.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
Sid: I can’t think! I’ll mix it up a bit and say The Ronettes’ ‘Baby I Love You’ was the song that made me fall in love with Motown and the Phil Spector wall of sound era.
Henry: ‘Gangsters’ by The Specials and that made me fall in love with ska music.
Esme: ‘Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon’ – Urge Overkill. Pulp Fiction was the first Tarantino film I saw and the soundtracks are one of the things I fell in love with in his films.

What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
Sid: I was listening to ‘U-Mass’ by Pixies when on the bus and an angry woman got on and ripped my earphones out and told me it was too loud. We had a massive argument and now every time I listen to it, it reminds me of her!
Henry: Anything in the UK top 40 or anything by Nikki Minaj.
Esme: Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ because I don’t like the song.

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
Sid: I wish I’d written any song off Tame Impala’s Lonerism. They’re all ace.
Henry: ‘Dance In Colour’ by The Crookes.
Esme: ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ – The Beach Boys.

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Sid: Any writer from the Beat Generation, so probably Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg.
Henry: Morrissey.
Esme: Frank Black from Pixies.

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Sid: I’d be at college still!
Henry: Still be at school.
Esme: Me too.

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
Sid: The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Darklands’. It’s just a fantastic album and everyone ought to know it.
Henry: The Cure – ‘Standing on a Beach’, because it’s a good, consistent album.
Esme: Mac Demarco – ‘2’, because it’s a happy album and I like all the songs on it.

The Oreohs’ upcoming gigs includr supporting the Crookes on Thursday (3 October) at the Foundry at University of Sheffield student union; supporting Go-Kart Mozart on Friday (4 October) at Preston Continental; and supporting Shinies on the 15th of November at Leeds Cockpit.

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11:02 am
30th September 2013

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12:56 pm
30th September 2013

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30th September 2013

RT @tgtf: New post: Quickfire Questions #52: The Oreoh!s @the_oreohs of Halifax tell TGTF about their musical inspirations: http://t.co/b46…

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30th September 2013

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30th September 2013

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30th September 2013

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