Editors’ Note: We will continue to share mini-playlists on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday we will share the occasional single from long-time favorites, album reviews, interviews, concert photography, and whatever else comes to mind. 

For half a decade, The Orielles have been creating temporary temporal suspension with their psychedelic-infused, post-disco dance music. Whereas Yumi Zouma and Men I Trust have turned disco into something cool and sultry, the Halifax, UK four-piece have made it ultra sleek and lively. Forget the DJ spinning tunes on the turntable when The Orielles are around, because they are a one-band dance party.

Adding to their reputation is “Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)”, the second single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Disco Volador. Their previous tunes echoed the music of the ’70s; now the band embrace a future vibe with this groovy, funky, and whirling tune that feels like we’re racing through the galaxy. In other words, this is the perfect track for a trip through the cosmos.

What separates The Orielles from the pack, however, is their thoughtful and insightful storytelling. “Space Samba” is not merely a dance tune, but one that asks us to think about the reality around us. We are the disco volador (Spanish for flying object) that is hurtling through time and space, and we must decide what’s real and what isn’t and where we wish to eventually land when it comes to fact and fiction.

Disco Volador arrives February 28th on Heavenly Recordings. Pre-order it here.

The Orielles are Esmé Dee Hand Halford (bass & vocals), Sid Dee Hand Halford (drums & vocals), Henry Carlyle Wade (guitar) and Alex Stephens (keyboards). Their UK and US tour commences February 25th and includes a stop at SXSW. Dates can be found here.

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