Premiere: Jeremy Tuplin invites you to ‘Orville’s Discotheque’ with punchy new single ‘Why’d You Go and Look At Me Like That’

Having heard the forthcoming new record from Somerset’s Jeremy Tuplin, we promise it’s as good as place as any to start with his work. The man’s got a serious way with a hook, and it’s particularly evident on his new single. ‘Why’d You Go and Look At Me Like That’ is the latest offering to be taken from Orville’s Discotheque, a layered concept album that looks at Tuplin’s art and life through the prism of Greek tragedy. Well, someone has to do it and he’s definitely up to the task. (Side note: why’d you go and look at us like that, Jeremy?)

We’ve got your first look at the Andy King-directed video below, a portrayal of awkward or just weird goings-on at the titular discotheque, with ‘the sense that Orville is the centre of the joke but people aren’t necessarily laughing with him,’ per Tuplin. He goes on to explain: “This song is fairly pivotal in the story of Orville’s Discotheque, particularly in its re-imagining of the tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice. It comes in the form of a lovers’ tiff, or full blown argument, that on one hand signifies ‘why did you look at me and cast me off into a life of misery in Hell’, as in the Greek myth, which would be reasonable grounds to be annoyed… but also I feel like the phrasing opens up sentiments of defensiveness, perhaps at accused wrongdoing, as well as an opposing feeling of something like ‘how can I not forgive you when you look at me in that way’, depending on the nature of the look itself. I’ve definitely felt all of that from all sides in my lifetime.”

It’s got a full-bodied, full-band sound, with Tulpin sharing lead vocals with heka, fleshed out further by Mark Estall (bass), Samuel Nicholson (lead guitar) and Jason Ribeiro (drums), collectively known as The Sad and Lonely Disco Band, Tune in immediately; you’ll find this song has serious replay value, and there’s plenty more where that came from. Orville’s Discotheque is out Friday May 19th on Trapped Animal Records. Catch Tuplin and TSALDB at the following live dates, kicking off a few days after the album’s out:


23rd – Brighton – The Folklore Rooms
24th – Cambridge – The Portland Arms
25th – London – Folklore Hoxton
26th – Surbiton – The Lamb
27th – Bristol – Crofters Rights


1st – Glasgow – The Glad Cafe
2nd – Edinburgh – The Wee Red Bar
3rd – Carlisle – The Source
4th – Hull – The New Adelphi Club

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