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Ralegh Long show – 2nd September, London

August 15, 2015

Ralegh Long
We’re very excited to say we’ll be playing with Ralegh Long as part of his show at St Pancras Old Church in London on Wednesday 2 September! Also supporting with be The Left Outsides.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8.25. Tickets are available from See Tickets, and more details are available on the Facebook event page.


ALO appear on the new Simon Love album!

August 7, 2015


A Little Orchestra are very excited to feature on It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time – the debut solo LP of Simon Love, former singer with Welsh rock’n’roll darlings The Loves. We play on six songs on the record; The New Adam and Eve, Dear Boy, Sweetheart, You Should Probably Go To Sleep, Don’t Get The Gurl No More, Elton John and It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. It was easily one of the most fun recording sessions we’ve ever done – thanks Simon, his band, Simon Nelson and everyone at Studio Klank! Big thanks also to Andy Hudson, aka Sunny Intervals, who wrote all our beautiful arrangements.

The album is available on CD, LP and digitally, and is available to buy from Fortuna POP!

Ralegh Long and A Little Orchestra at Indietracks!

August 7, 2015

Big thanks to Rafa Skam, who made this lovely video of us playing No Use with Ralegh Long at Indietracks 2015 in the church! We played on No Use, All The Leaves Are Gone and Tenebrae.


April 11, 2015

RL album cover

We’re very excited to say A Little Orchestra feature on Ralegh Long’s debut album Hoverance, playing violin and cello on Gulls Hovering.

The album was released on Gare du Nord records on 6th April 2015 and features a cast of collaborators as well as us, including Tom Dougall of Toy and Jack Hayter (ex-Hefner).

The album is available to buy from

Comet Gain album news

December 21, 2014


We’re very excited to say A Little Orchestra feature on Paperback Ghosts, the latest album from Comet Gain, released on Fortuna POP! records. We play violin and cello on four songs on the record.

The album was recorded at Soup Studios with producer Simon Trought at the helm, and was inspired by the psycho-geography of walks in North London woods and the forgotten grey hinterland of the city’s back streets. Paperback Ghosts is the seventh album from Comet Gain, and comes soaked in autumn melancholy. Tender-hearted but not miserable, defiant but not angry, it maintains the delicate balance that has always been Comet Gain’s strength.

To buy the album, visit the Fortuna POP! website.

Summer sale!

June 29, 2014



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

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.


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.


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