The Orwells To Tour With Arctic Monkeys

By on December 3, 2013

The Orwells have released today the video for their newest UK single Dirty Sheets, which you can watch here.

The video was shot by the band’s regular collaborator Eddie O’Keefe (brother of guitarist Matt).  Dirty Sheets was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle club) on one of their trips to the UK.  The band is currently in the studio in upstate New York with Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House) working on their new album. Stay tuned for details on its summer 2014 release.


The band has also announced a tour with The Arctic Monkeys beginning in January of next year.  Additionally, The Orwells will also head back to the UK, where they recently performed on Later With Jools Holland, for a string of headline dates.  See all tour dates below. This past October the band finished a tour with their friends in FIDLAR that took them around the country, including a sold out show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom.


The Orwells have had a busy 2013 so far. They released the Other Voices EP earlier this summer, followed by their Who Needs You EP.  The title track, “Who Needs You,” is the second single produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, who previous had worked on the first single “Other Voices”



The Orwells on Tour

1/30 Miami, FL – The Fillmore*

1/31 Orlando, Fl – Hard Rock Live*

2/1 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live*

2/3 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore*

2/4 Richmond, VA – The National*

2/6 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena*

2/7 Portland, ME – State Theatre*

2/8 New York, NY — Rough Trade In-Store

2/10 Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

2/11 Columbus, OH – LC Indoor Pavilion*

2/13-17 Weezer Cruise

2/20 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds

2/21 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

2/22 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

2/25 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

2/27 Manchester, UK- Night & Day

3/1 Bristol, UK – Thekla

* w/ Arctic Monkeys


“thrilling, charismatic teen garage-rock band with infectious energy”


“More recently, frontman Mario Cuomo has tapped into something special, carnal, and almost evil – a demented Joe Cocker man-child who teeters back and forth like a rabid chimpanzee.”

Consequence of Sound

Songs like “Who Needs You” ring with big, chiming guitars, a giant stomping beat straight out of Motown and Cuomo, bellowing societal disgust through a microphone that sounds like it is plugged into a muddy lake bottom.” Chicago Sun Times

“energetic stomper”

Pitchfork “Who Needs You”

“delivers 12 thrilling minutes of tuneful, teenaged hooks.”

Spin – Who Needs You” EP

Dark, smart and thriliing”


The Orwells are: Mario Cuomo (vocals), Dominic Corso (guitar), Grant Brinner(bass), Henry Brinner (drums), and Matt O’Keefe (guitar)


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.