Our new single was launched on record store day which you can buy here. We’ve only pressed 100 copies of this and we’ve signed them all. A digital version is also available on iTunes.
Last night we played both Like Alastair Sim and In Amber live and acoustic in a tiny church in the Nottinghamshire Countryside. The sound and reverb was really spectacular.
Wayne Mills is the brand new single from Lorna out on April 18th 2015, from the forthcoming album ‘London’s leaving me’. A summery indie-pop song with jangly guitars, analog synths, rich orchestration and sun-soaked harmonies. The song features a guest appearance from Andy Mellon (Bellowhead, Damon Albarn) and was recorded between 2013-2015 at Lorna’s own ‘Winnetka Studios’ and ‘Random Recordings’ in Nottingham. The video was produced by Mark Rolfe and Sharon Cohen-Rolfe and stars Sally Morton, Zoe Makings, Max Taylor……and Wayne Mills.
Wayne Mills, is the next single to be taken from our forthcoming album ‘London’s leaving me’ due out this summer on words on music. It will be available as a digital single on iTunes alongside a limited edition run of 100 signed cd’s. The single will be launched on Record Store Day 2015 in which will be playing our first two shows of the year.
You will be able to pre-order the CD very shortly.
We are still adding shows to our summer schedule which at the moment is:
April 18th: Tallbird Records Record Store Day Event, Chesterfield. On stage 1pm
April 18th: St Andrews, Eakring, Nottingham. On stage 7pm
We are proud to present the single from our forthcoming single ‘Like Alastair Sim’.
The video was shot and directed by Texas based film maker Cameron Smith, we are eternally grateful for his kindness and genius. Like Alastair Sim will be released as a digital single by Words on Music in December and is also taken from the charity christmas album ‘Christmas in Slab Square’ out on December 8th. www.facebook.com/nottinghamchristmas album
We’ve been busy playing a few shows lately. Our hometown show with our own Static Patterns Orchestra was a great success as was our road trip to the beautiful Hasland Theatre in Chesterfield. We have been fortunate to be joined this summer by the American Violinist Madeline Leverton who has helped us achieved more of our ‘big’ recorded sound live, it has been a pleasure working with her.
The as of yet untitled fifth album is complete subject to a few tweaks in September and we hope to release more information about that soon, along with news of a single ‘Wayne Mills’
Mark has released a new solo album today entitled 1440. The album was written, recorded and mixed during 24 hours. You can hear the album here https://markrolfe.bandcamp.com/album/1440
Midflight is a new piece of music from Mark Rolfe, an ambient piece with influences from Brian Eno, The KLF and The Aphex Twin. Midflight was written, recorded, mixed during a flight from Manchester to Tel-Aviv on April 2nd 2014 (somewhat unprompted when the James Bond films I ripped to my macbook didn’t work). Using Logic Pro’s soft synths and samples (in particular Arturia’s excellent Minimoog plug-in) and sounds recorded from the cabin, the entire 12.30 minutes of Midflight was completed in just over 4 hours.
It is free to download but any donations will go straight to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the incredible project ran by Daniel Borenboim. Borenboin has a vision of arts overcoming conflict. I am a huge supporter of this Orchestra
You can read, learn and be inspired by Daniel Borenboim’s work here: www.west-eastern-divan.org
So here’s 2014. What are we up to? Mark is busy producing albums for The Amber Herd and The Wild Man of Europe which are both scheduled for completion in the first quarter. Mark is also scheduled to record a solo album for Alex Hale from August Actually. After that work on Lorna 5 will resume which is about at the half-way point, we would like to think something could happen in 2014, who knows? So far it’s sounding poppy, orchestrated, a little quicker paced and very lush.
We have a few special shows to announce which will see us play more of our quieter songs along with a chamber orchestra. The first show of the year is at The Bonington Theatre in Nottingham, a stunning all seater venue. There is a chesterfield show on the horizon too also at a beautiful little theatre, maybe a festival appearance of too? Let’s see what happens.
Our 5th full length (and first holiday themed) album is now available from iTunes
On the day of the albums release we recorded a short live session in Nottingham, here are the highlights from the night. Many thanks to Andy Haynes for producing it
Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah,