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Summer sale!

June 29, 2014

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We’re very excited to announce that we have a summer sale on our album Clocks and also our Josefina EP! There’s 50% off everything – you just need to enter the discount code ticking at the checkout at alittleorchestra.bandcamp.com

The new prices are as follows:

Clocks (CD) – £10 reduced to £5

Josefina (7″) – £5 reduced to £2.50

Clocks (digital) – £7 reduced to £3.50

Josefina (7″) and Clocks (digital) – £8 reduced to £4

The sale ends at midnight on 31 July, so order before then if you’re hoping to pick up a bargain!

Two new releases!

March 24, 2014

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Today sees the release of two new records featuring A Little Orchestra! The first is the Dark Ages EP, a two song collaboration between Plantagenet 3 and A Little Orchestra, with string arrangements written by Monster Bobby.

Plantagenet 3 are a London-based guitar duo who describe themselves as “post-surf”. We had so much fun recording these two songs with the band, and the record has already been described as “an inspired pairing and a great EP” by Louder than War. You can now buy a digital copy of the EP from Bandcamp.

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The second release is Let Desire Guide Your Hand, the debut album from The Understudies. The Understudies, who are based in London, formed in 2008 and have previously released a single and EP on Odd Box Records. They have been described by God is in the TV zine as “Fragile and robust in equal measure in the grand tradition of British guitar bands like The Smiths, they stand out as unique in London’s indiepop music scene.”  Sweeping the Nation described their debut 7″ single as “romantic and heartaching while positive in a way only young Morrissey and fey Scotsmen can seemingly otherwise pull off“. Since forming they’ve played London Popfest, Indietracks, Glasgow Popfest and a host of shows across UK and Europe.

A Little Orchestra feature on four songs on the album, with all arrangements written by Andy Hudson. The album, released on Firestation Records, is available to buy digitally now from Bandcamp. Alternatively, you can buy a copy of the 12″ vinyl at their March 30 London show or order a copy from the Firestation website.

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We’re now very excited to be playing at The Understudies’ album launch on Sunday March 30 at the Lexington in London! As well as performing with the band, we will be playing our own set, featuring very special guest appearances from Simon Love and Lisa Bouvier! Also playing will be Enderby’s Room, with Scared to Dance DJing. Doors open at 6pm (with an early finish) and tickets cost £4. Alternatively, you can pay £12 and collect a copy of the album on the door. Tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/259901

Spring shows!

February 4, 2014

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We’re very excited to be playing shows in February and March with two of our favourite collaborators – Simon Love and The Understudies!

We’re currently recording with Simon Love for his self-titled debut solo album, due to be released on Fortuna Pop later this year. You can hear some of the songs from the album at a show on February 15 at Paper Dress in Shoreditch, where we will be performing an acoustic set with him. Expect all sorts of musical surprises – no two Simon Love gigs are ever the same!

We also had a fantastic time last year recording with The Understudies at Soup Studios, with renowned producer Simon Trought. The result, their debut album Let Desire Guide Your Hand, is out on Firestation Records next month. We’ve very excited to be playing with them at their album launch  at the Lexington in Islington on March 30 – it looks set to be a very special evening!

Details for both gigs are below.

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Upcoming shows

February 15, 2014 – Paper Dress, Shoreditch, London
Doors: 8pm
Entry: Free
Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1gK9Ile

We’ll be performing with Simon Love and The Old Romantics, playing songs from his forthcoming album due to be released on Fortuna Pop records later this year, featuring us. Also performing will be Mikey Georgeson and The Civilised Scene. There will be a raffle, including prizes donated by indiepop bands, to raised funds for the Kids Company charity.

March 30, 2014: Lexington, Islington, London

Doors: 6pm (with an early finish)
Entry: Tickets cost £4, or you can pay £12 and collect copy of The Understudies debut album, Let Desire Guide Your Hand, on the door. Tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/259901

We’ll be performing with The Understudies at the launch their debut album, Let Desire Guide Your Hand, released on March 24 on Firestation Records. A Little Orchestra feature on the album, and we’re hugely excited to be helping the band with their launch!

January sale!

January 5, 2014

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We’re very excited to announce that we have a January sale on our album Clocks and also our Josefina EP! There’s 50% off everything – you just need to enter the discount code ticktick at the checkout at alittleorchestra.bandcamp.com

The new prices are as follows:

Clocks (CD) – £10 reduced to £5

Josefina (7″) – £5 reduced to £2.50

Clocks (digital) – £7 reduced to £3.50

Josefina (7″) and Clocks (digital) – £8 reduced to £4

The sale ends at midnight on January 31, so order before then if you’re hoping to pick up a bargain!

Reviews for our album Clocks

August 14, 2013

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We’ve collected together a few of the nicest reviews for our recent album Clocks. It’s been described as “a voyage through a classical pop dream”, “a beautiful, ethereal collection of pop songs, ballads and instrumentals”, “an ode to British cinema from times past”, “like carnival floats in a northern town” and “a piece of relaxed bliss you can gently soothe your soul with”!

You can have a browse through some of the nice quotes here:
A Little Orchestra reviews 

Or please pop over to our Bandcamp and have a listen. The album has collaborations with Darren Hayman, Model Village, Gordon McIntyre, Haiku Salut and loads more:
A Little Orchestra – Clocks (Bandcamp) 

 

Our debut album Clocks released today!

June 10, 2013

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We’re very excited to announce that our debut album, Clocks, is released today on Vollwert Records! The album comes in CD digipak format, and features A Little Orchestra performing songs with a range of guests including Model Village, Darren Hayman, Gordon McIntyre, Apple Eyes, Simon Love, Haiku Salut, Emma Winston and Lisa Bouvier. It was recorded with Simon Trought at Soup Studios, and the artwork was designed by Emma Hall.

You can buy the album from  http://alittleorchestra.bandcamp.com/. It costs £10 for the CD, or £7 for the digital download. All CD purchases come with an immediate digital download. The album is also available to buy from iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Clocks, Part 3
2. Josefina (with Model Village)
3. The Permanent Way (with Darren Hayman)
4. Clocks, Part 2
5. East Coast (with Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy)
6. Wild Beasts (with Apple Eyes)
7. Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep (with Simon Love)
8. Train Tracks For Wheezy (with Haiku Salut)
9. Footprints in Snow (with Emma Winston of Owl and Mouse)
10. Clocks, Part 5
11. Pightle 21 (with Lisa Bouvier)

June 8 album launch show!

May 13, 2013

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We’ll be playing at the next Daylight Music show at the Union Chapel on June 8. The gig, which is free, will be headlined by Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy, and will also feature performances from Model Village and The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ. Our debut album Clocks will be available to buy at the show, ahead of its official release on Vollwert Records on June 10.

We will be playing a selection of songs from Clocks at the show, and we will also be performing alongside a couple of special guests. The show runs from 12pm until 2.15pm, leaving plenty of time for those people who are also attending the Oddbox all-dayerat Power Lunches! There is also a Facebook event page for the gig. Entry is free, although a donation is requested. No need for tickets, please just pop along on the day.

Gordon will also be DJing at Scared to Dance in the evening, assisted by Katey Lee from Music for Girls. It should be a really fun day all round – look forward to seeing you there!

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