Lorna - 7 1500Mark Rolfe: Guitar, Voice. Anna Quine: Violin.  Matt Harrison: Flute, Guitar.  Andrew Bullock: Bass, Guitar.  Sharon Cohen-Rolfe: Keys, Voice, Percussion.  Madeline Leverton: Violin.

‘…Lanquid indie beauty…’ Mojo

‘…Lorna bleed shoegazing ambience with bittersweet Belle & Sebastian indiepop. Lovely stuff…’ Uncut

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 5 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’

In 2015 Lorna completed their 6th album ‘London’s Leaving me’  which was released on August 7th 2015.   The album was received to critical acclaim by much of the UK press and Mojo magazine play-listed it in their top 20 tracks of the month.  The album coincided with live dates at both Rock City Rough Trade and The Bodega in Nottingham, The Leeds Brudenell Social and Nottingham’s Introfest.

Lorna have performed with Echo and The Bunnymen, The Wedding Present, The Psychedelic Furs, Neil Halstead (Slowdive), Evan DandoMark Gardner (Ride), Six. By Seven, American Analog SetMidlake, and Pernice Brothers. The band toured Spain in 2004 and toured the US West Coast in August 2005.

Extended Biography at Words On Music


2000: The Never Grow Old EP, Intromit Records

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, self digital release

2012: The Snowlights EP, self 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 only)

2014: Like Alastair Sim, Words on Music

2015: Wayne Mills, Words on Music

2015: London’s Leaving Me, Words on Music

2015: Like John Candy, Self Release (digital only)

2016: Somewhere in your life the winter is dying, Self Release (digital only)

2016: The Stars of Winnetka, Limited Edition Signed CD

2017: A Christmas Carol, An audio book (With Steve Oliver)

Photography © Richard Leverton, Shaun Gordon



3 Replies to “Band”

  1. hey! I received London’s Leaving Me and The Stars of Winnetka today on CD. Thanks! This, along with Writing Down Things To Say, makes a collection of 3! Love what you do!!!

  2. More dreamy soundscapes arrived today. Such gorgeous sounds reverberate through my mind. Lovely. Thanks for doing what you do so well. It truly is magic.

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