Her Name Is Calla

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Her Name Is Calla
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Background information
Origin Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Genres Post-rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Function Records
Website http://www.hernameiscalla.com/
Members Sophie Green
Tom Morris
Adam Weikert
Nicole Robson
Tiernan Welch
Past members Andrew Coles
Sophie Barnes
Scott Everett
Thom Corah
Michael Love

Her Name Is Calla are a post-rock band based in the English cities of Leicester, Leeds and Manchester.

History[edit]

After playing live throughout the United Kingdom to much critical acclaim, with the likes of iLiKETRAiNS and The Twilight Sad,[1] they released their debut album, The Heritage, in 2008, which was also positively acclaimed,[2][3] and was followed by a well-received headlining tour.[2][4] The album lasts over 50 minutes, despite only containing six tracks.

In February 2009, they announced their arrival on the German label, Denovali Records. Denovali re-released The Heritage on vinyl in late 2009.

The band released The Quiet Lamb, containing 12 tracks and lasting over 75 minutes, on 8 November 2010. NME gave it a score of 8/10, describing it as "massive, pastorally apocalyptic music".[5] The Sun called it a "ten-track jewel of a record" that engages the listener "in a rare and beautiful way".[6]


Lead vocalist Tom Morris also tours and releases music as a solo artist under the name T E Morris, as does multi instrumentalist Adam Weikert as 'Weikie'

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Navigator (2014)
  • The Quiet Lamb (2010), Denovali Records (CD, CD in wooden presentation box, 2x12" vinyl in a triple gatefold. Available as picture disk, ultraclear or black vinyl)
  • The Heritage (2008)
CD album - limited to 500 copies, Gizeh Records (1/06/08)
Handpackaged cassette - limited to 20 copies. Personalized introduction and packaging with hand typed lyric booklets. Also included extra songs) (1/06/08)
Vinyl Pressing - Limited to 500 copies 100 copies clear w/ violet haze, 200 copies black and 200 copies clear w/ violet mix ) Denovali Records (17/09/09)
2nd CD press, Gizeh Records / Denovali Records (17/09/09)

EPs[edit]

  • Maw (300 10" vinyl with download) Denovali Records (April 2011)
  • Live at Denovali Swingfest 2010 - Three track digital download (Given away as free Christmas download in 2010)
  • "Long Grass" - limited edition - 10"+CD (100 copies on clear vinyl and black haze, 200 copies on black); CD version (200 copies in wooden box) (early Feb 2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "A Moment of Clarity" 7" (500 copies) Gizeh Records (10/9/07)
  • "Condor and River" CDR (250 copies) Loom (26/3/07)
  • "Hideous Box" CDR (500 copies) Self released (2006)
  • "The White and the Skin" CDR (unknown amount) Self released (2005)

Demos[edit]

  • Blueprints: Augustus, Will You Build Again? CDR Self released (2004)
  • The Cracked Wooden Hands of the Master Craftsman CDR Self released (2004)
  • Paraplegia CDR Self released (2004)

Splits[edit]

Other[edit]

  • A Blood Promise DVD/CD (300 copies) Gizeh Records (2/03/09)

Band members[edit]

  • Tom Morris - Lead vocals, Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Magnus Organ, Banjo
  • Sophie Green - Violin, Vocals
  • Nicole Robson - Cello, Vocals,Piano
  • Adam Weikert - Drums, Piano, Banjo, Synthesizers, Guitar, Mandolin, Double Bass, Theremin, Vocals, Organ
  • Tiernan Welch - Bass

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Chloe (2008) "Her Name Is Calla, Bardens Boudoir, London" (review), This Is Fake DIY
  2. ^ a b Gourlay, Tom (2008) "Her Name Is Calla The Heritage EP", Drowned in Sound
  3. ^ Newbery, Helen (2008) "Her Name Is Calla - The Heritage" (review), God Is in the TV, 31 May 2008
  4. ^ McGrady, Liam (2008) "Her Name Is Calla / Glissando - The Enterprise - London - 8th July 2008" (review), Subba-Cultcha
  5. ^ Snapes, Laura (2010) "Her Name Is Calla - The Quiet Lamb", NME, 27 November 2010, p. 39
  6. ^ "Her Name Is Calla - The Quiet Lamb", The Sun, 8 October 2010, p. 8

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