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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!

Debut album Clocks now available on pre-sale!

May 12, 2013

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We’re very excited to announce that our debut album, Clocks, is now available on pre-sale at http://alittleorchestra.bandcamp.com/ for just £10, ahead of its official release on Vollwert Records on 10 June. We will be posting out copies from May 12 onwards, and all purchases come with an immediate digital download.

The album comes in CD digipak format, and features A Little Orchestra performing songs with a range of artists. It was recorded with Simon Trought at Soup Studios, and the artwork was designed by Emma Hall.

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)

New video for Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep

April 29, 2013

We’re very excited to unveil the new video for Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep, shot with Simon Love and directed by Simon and Matthew Kaufman.

The song appears on our Josefina EP (Elefant Records), which is available now on limited edition chocolate-coloured 7″ vinyl from UK shops and also from our Bandcamp page at http://alittleorchestra.bandcamp.com/. The EP costs just £5, and if you buy it from Bandcamp you will also get a 40% discount code for our forthcoming album Clocks.

The EP features A Little Orchestra performing songs with Model Village, Simon Love (of The Loves), Darren Hayman and Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy. It comes with immediate MP3 downloads of all the songs.

Hope you enjoy the video!

New video for Josefina!

April 8, 2013

 

We’re very excited to unveil the brand new video for Josefina, shot with Model Village and made by Nik Vestberg!

The song appears on our Josefina EP (Elefant Records), which is available now on limited edition chocolate-coloured 7″ vinyl from: http://alittleorchestra.bandcamp.com/ for just £5.

The EP features A Little Orchestra performing songs with Model Village, Simon Love (of The Loves), Darren Hayman and Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy. It comes with immediate MP3 downloads of all the songs. The official UK release date is 29 April , but we’re posting out copies now.

All of the songs also feature on our forthcoming album Clocks, due to be released on Vollwert Records in June, and everyone who buys a copy of the EP from our Bandcamp will also receive a special 40% discount code for the album.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Josefina EP now available to pre-order!

March 31, 2013

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We’re very excited to announce that our debut record, the Josefina EP, is now available to pre-order from the A Little Orchestra Bandcamp, for just £5.

The EP is on limited edition chocolate-coloured 7″ vinyl, and is released on Elefant Records on April 8. It features A Little Orchestra performing songs with Model Village, Simon Love (of The Loves), Darren Hayman and Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy.

Records will be posted out on April 8, but MP3s of all the songs will be made immediately available to everyone who buys a copy.

All of the songs also feature on our forthcoming album Clocks, due to be released on Vollwert Records in May, and everyone who buys a copy of the EP will also receive a special 40% discount code for the album.

We hope you enjoy the record!

How Does It Feel To Be Loved? – March 28

March 14, 2013

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We’re very excited to be supporting the lovely Haiku Salut at the Buffalo Bar in London on March 28, at a night run by How Does It Feel To Be Loved? The band will be launching their new album, Tricolore, at the gig. Also playing will be Kate Goes and The Understudies. We are first on the bill and are looking forward to welcoming along some very special guests singers as part of our set, where we will be playing songs from our forthcoming EP and album.

Later in the evening we will also be playing with The Understudies and Haiku Salut as part of their sets, which should be lots of fun! As this show is on Fantastic Thursday – the day before the long Bank Holiday weekend – there will also be aspecial HDIF disco after the bands until 3am. The guest DJ is Elizabeth of Allo Darlin’, who’ll be DJing from midnight to 1am.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/205123  Tickets cost £5 in advance or £6 on the door.

For more details about the gig, visit http://howdoesitfeel.co.uk/hdiflive.html

 

 

 

Hangover Lounge: February 16

January 20, 2013

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We’re very excited to be playing with the wonderful Understudies at the Union Chapel church in Islington on February 16. The gig, which is being hosted by Hangover Lounge, will start at midday and is free. Other bands playing include the fantastic Withered Hand and Hacia Dos Veranos. The Withered Hand set will also feature Pam Berry of Black Tambourine – which we’re very excited about!

The gig is first of two being held by the Hangover Lounge at the Union Chapel that weekend, and you can read more details on the Hangover Lounge blog. Attendees will also have the chance to pick up a free Owl and Mouse/Black Tambourine picture disc.

We will be playing three songs with the Understudies, who are currently recording their debut album at Soup Studios in album. They have also very kindly invited us to help out with the recording, and we’re very much looking forward to adding our parts to their lovely songs!

Hopefully see you at the Union Chapel soon everyone!

Banana and Louie album launch – September 7!

August 13, 2012

We’re very excited to be helping our lovely friends Banana and Louie (also known as Matt and Sharon from A Fine Day for Sailing) launch their new album at the Victoria pub in Mile End on September 7. The night is being run by Librarians Wanted, who always put on a smashing night of entertainment and who also make the best ever cakes!

A Little Orchestra won’t be doing their own slot as such, but we will be accompanying Banana and Louie on the songs which we recorded with them for their album, Alphabet Soup. To find out more about the album, visit their website at http://bananaandlouie.wordpress.com/ We might also be performing with one or two other special guests!

The gig, which starts at 8pm, is free, and you can find out more on Facebook or on the Librarians Wanted website at http://librarianswanted.tumblr.com/

Hope to see you there!