The Orielles’ ‘la Vita Olistica’ will be played at this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival

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The Orielles, hailing from humble Halifax, have been relative newcomers to the underground indie alt-rock scene, and come alongside their similarly promising counterparts in Goat Girl and Pip Blom, who are all looking to replicate the success of their previous under-the-radar colleagues Shame.

The Orielles, however, have taken a step – of considerable magnitude, I might add – outside of music and one which will no doubt give them an edge in pop culture. They’ve flipped the record (pardon the pun) with their latest album by having it score their own film.

‘La Vita Olistica’, released on March 26th as a soundtrack to their film of the same name, will be heard by film buffs attending the 30th Philadelphia Film Festival. The film is both written by and stars the Yorkshire band.

The festival, taking place on October 21st – 31st this year, will feature more than 3,000 or so independent films, one of which being that produced by none other than The Orielles.

Heavenly Recordings, The Orielles’ label, announced the news on twitter today, stating that there will be more details to come.

A statement from The Orielles over on Rough Trade read: “We’d always shared an interest in writing music for film and so used lockdown as an opportunity to rewrite Disco Volador into a continuous score, which is what birthed the idea of ‘La Vita Olistica”.