I spoke to Halifax indie trio The Orielles, fresh off the back of releasing their debut album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ about their favourite live music venue, Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Check out the video for ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist) below:
What is your favourite venue and why?
“Our favourite venue is the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.”
“The venue holds a lot of sentimental value for us and is essentially owned and run by the community, which is so inspiring and lovely. The staff there are also the best, as is the sound!”
Have you ever played there?
“We have played there a few times and they have always been the best shows of the tour. Great to see so many people both old and young enjoying live music.”
Who else have you seen play there?
“We’ve seen so many bands play there!! Most notably Khruangbin, around two years ago, when they played an unreal show to only about 30 people.”
“Also every single Heavenly Recordings weekender has been so, so amazing and memorable, but maybe we’re slightly biased here, haha.”
Facts about The Trades Club:
The Trades Club was built in 1924 and still has the original sprung dance floor.
It’s a members co-operative socialist members club. Owned by it’s members and run by a committee.
It has been shortlisted for NME Small Venue of the year 3 times.
Shortlisted for this year’s Music Week Small Venue Award.
They have hosted 3 Heavenly Records weekends at the club, the latest headlined by The Orielles, Gwenno & King Gizzard.
Notable artists to play the Trades in the last few years include Mark Lanegan, Patti Smith, Everything Everything, Fat White Family & The Fall. They have upcoming shows from Girl Ray, IDLES and a Certain Ratio to name a few.
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