Track Of The Day: The Orielles – ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’

Following a summer wowing crowds at festivals such as Green Man (such a mind-blowing set!), Truck and Sea Change, Get In Her Ears favourites The Orielles are back with a brand new track.

Another wonderfully trippy, psychedelic offering, ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’ flows seamlessly with clattering percussion, jangly melodies and Esmé’s trademark woozy vocals. Including some perhaps more conventionally catchy hooks than previous creations, the track builds in intensity with an anthemic majesty as Henry’s whirring guitars and Sid’s impeccable time-keeping succeed in keeping to the band’s own distinctive, unique fusion of sounds.

Taking influence from Lanthimos’ abstruse, fictitious world where kids are brainwashed into thinking that they are confined within the boundaries of their household until their ‘Dogtooth’ falls out, the lyrics of the track discuss how in reality, young people face similar (albeit less bizarre) forms of oppression. The band explain:

“Whilst we’re much more than a stone’s throw away from knocking our teeth out in order to break from the omnipresent restrictions us teenagers and young adults face, it’s still something that really bugs us as a ‘young band’! When are you gonna let us out of the house?”

With the addition of some fuzzy, synthy electronic refrains, ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’ is a shimmering sonic delight from the Halifax trio, proving once again why they’re my number one band of recent times. And it’s with the joy of a proud parent that I watch their popularity continue to sky-rocket…


‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’ is out now. And you can catch The Orielles live over the next couple of months:

31 – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s

01 – London, The Lexington
02 – Norwich, The Owl Sanctuary
03 – Sheffield, Record Junkee
04 – Liverpool, Guild Of Students

08 – Manchester, Deaf Institute

Mari Lane

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