L-R: Mark Rolfe: Guitar, Voice. Rein Ove Sikveland: Viola. Andrew McNamara Drums. Matt Harrison: Flute, Guitar. Andrew Bullock: Bass, Guitar. Sharon Cohen-Rolfe: Keys, Voice
Lorna, who operate out of Nottingham UK formed in the late 1990′s and release music on the US-based label Words On Music. They have been compared to the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Stereolab, Yo La Tengo and The Velvet Underground. Lorna have released 4 full length albums, several ep’s and singles and have also appeared on many compilations. Their fourth album, (third for Words On Music) ‘Heart of Wire’ was released in March 2013 to much critical acclaim ‘….A delicate and restrained affair, aurally mature and lyrically poignant and intelligent…’ alongside the sun-soaked single, ‘As She Goes By’
Lorna are a unique and diverse group of people whose backgrounds include Music Teacher, Professor of Linguistics, Judge/Coroner, Meningitis Society board member, Pharmacologist and Special needs manager. Although based in Nottingham their members come from various parts of the UK, Israel, Norway and America.
In 2014 Lorna completed their 5th album for Words on Music which is due at the end of the year. A limited edition 7″ single, Wayne Mills, will also be available.
Lorna have performed with The Psychedelic Furs, Neil Halstead (Mojave 3), Evan Dando, Mark Gardner (Ride), Six. By Seven, American Analog Set, Midlake, and Pernice Brothers. The band toured Spain in 2004 and toured the US West Coast in August 2005. In 2014 they took on a short series of theatre dates with their own static pattern chamber orchestra.
2000: The Never Grow Old EP, Intromit
2001: November Kicks Again 7″ vinyl, Beclamed Records
2003: This Time, Each Year, Pause Music
2004: This Time, Each Year (USA), Hybrid Electric Records
2005: Static Patterns and Souvenirs, Words On Music
2008: Writing Down Things To Say, Words On Music
2010: The Ghosts of Winter EP, Digital release
2012: The Snowlights EP, Digital release
2013: Heart of Wire, Words On Music
2013: As She Goes By, Words On Music
2013: The Stars of Winnetka, Words On Music (digital)
Photography (c) John Smalley/Vapour Trail