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
Anja Madhvani
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.


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'


Studio albums[edit]

  • 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)
  • 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)
2nd CD press, Gizeh Records / Denovali Records (17/09/09)
  • Navigator (2014)
  • A Wave Of Endorphins OST (2015)


  • 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)


  • "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)


  • 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)



  • 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 'Florence' Welch - Groupie

See also[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 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dis2" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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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