The 5th album from Nottingham six-piece Lorna is released today on Words on Music (Minnesota, USA). It has received great critical acclaim from Uncut ‘…Lorna bleed shoegazing ambience with bittersweet Belle & Sebastian indiepop. Lovely stuff…’ The Skinny ‘…heartfelt indie-folk straight from the songbook, rising and falling, softly triumphant…’ and was play-listed in the top 20 tracks of this months Mojo. The band have recently completed live dates at Rough Trade and The Bodega in Nottingham and the Leeds Brudenell Social Club.
The title track:
The album is available in all good records shops, digital distributors and directly from the words on music website www.words-on-music.com
Other press for London’s Leaving Me:
‘…Another matchless collection of earnest, egoless indie-pop…’ Buzzin music
‘…The folks in Lorna succeed where others fail because they’re smart…they’re talented…and they don’t sound like everyone else. Instead of following familiar trends or overtrodden paths, these folks faithfully follow their own muse. Nice, moody, smart, and inventive..’ Baby Sue
‘…Opening cut “Like Alastair Sim” unfolds slowly and beautifully while the more upbeat, catchier “Wayne Mills” is among the band’s best songs yet…’ Daggerzine
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:
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’