Opening with a chilled out melody which is reminiscent of Beach Fossils, The Orielles’ surf pop track ‘Joey Says We Got It’ is a nice gentle way to ease yourself into a new week.
A welcome change in a genre which is often dominated by male frontmen, Esme Dee Hand-Halford’s vocal gives the track a refreshing edge. As she warbles “you don’t know your name / though it sounds insane”, it’s hard not to find yourself singing along to this meticulously catchy construction, even only after a few listens through.
In marked contrast to the band’s previous releases, this is a song with a definite sense of direction. The backdrop to the song is a tightly controlled yet ambling melody, with catchy hooks and a relaxed beat. It’s almost arrogant-sounding “in my own time” pace is indicative of the band’s growing confidence, as they are undoubtedly going to find themselves presented with bigger and better opportunities if they can only keep making music as good as this.
‘Joey Says We Got It’ is set to be released on the 17th October, via Weiner Records, as part of Cassette Store Day.
Article by Beth Kirkbride