Her Name Is Calla Readies New EP, "The Heritage"
The soon-to-be Leeds, UK based 4-piece released their well-received debut single "A Moment of Clarity" on Gizeh back in October 2007 alongside a string of dates with Beggars Banquet new-boys iLiKETRAiNS. The band centers around a core of 4 in Thom Corah, Michael Love, Tom Morris and Adam Weikert but is often expanded for live shows to include David Dhonau(Cello) and Sophie Barnes of The Rosie Taylor Project (Trumpet). This recording features the string section of The Monroe Transfer on "New England."
"The Heritage" is Her Name is Calla’s second release for Gizeh and it is a much darker and harrowing affair. Self-recorded and produced by the band it appears to open up a deeper and more turbulent mind-set. The fury spewed forth throughout the closing stages of live-favourite "New England" - complete with a quite epic string section - pulls this mini-album to its loudest and heaviest moment. There is even room for a hidden-track in "Long Distance Runner," an old song dug from the ground to again see the light of day.
Here is Her Name Is Calla's "The Heritage" tracklisting:
2. New England
3. Paying For Your Funeral
5. Motherfucker! It’s Alive and It’s Bleeding!
The EP will be available in CD and Limited Edition of 20 cassettes on June 9, 2008. This release is now available for pre-order through the Gizeh Online Store.
The lead track from the mini-album "Nylon" is now up on Myspace.
This is Her Name is Calla’s send off before returning home with their long-awaited debut full length in early 2009.
Her Name is Calla will play two sold-out Scottish shows with The Twilight Sad at the end of March before going on a UK jaunt of their own in April.
Here are the latest tour dates:
March 21st - Glasgow (King Tuts) w/ Twilight Sad
March 22nd - Aberdeen (Moshulu) w/ Twilight Sad
April 11th - Leicester (Squares) w/ Kyte
April 12th - Oxford (Wheatsheaf) w/ Winchell Riots)
April 16th - Portsmouth (The Havana) w/ Last Days of Lorca
April 17th - Brighton (The Hope) w/ Last Days of Lorca
April 18th - Reading (tbc) w/ Last Days of Lorca
April 19th - Chichester (Chichester Inn) w/ Last Days of Lorca
April 24th - Leeds (Trash) w/ Sleeping Dog, Solus Locus, Lusk
April 25th - Preston (Kolor) w/ Vessels
April 27th - Bradford (Love Apple) w/ Falconetti and worriedaboutsatan
April 29th - London (Barden’s Boudoir) w/ Sleeping Dog
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