A LITTLE ORCHESTRA - Josefina (Limited edition chocolate 7" vinyl + free MP3 download)
01. Josefina (w/MODEL VILLAGE)
02. The Permanent Way (w/DARREN HAYMAN)
03. Treacle (w/SIMON STONE of THE LOVES/KNICKERS/SIMON LOVE)
04. East Coast (w/GORDON MCINTYRE of BALLBOY)
05. Clocks, Part 2
A LITTLE ORCHESTRA is a small pop orchestra with 11 members, based in London and founded in 2010 by Monster Bobby of THE PIPETTES.
Their versatility and extensive line-up (including flutes, violins, violas and clarinets) has led them to diversify their repertoire from performing small classical pieces to writing their own songs, playing as a band for renowned names like DARREN HAYMAN, Elizabeth from ALLO DARLIN’, THE PIPETTES, POCKETBOOKS, Shirley Lee from SPEARMINT and THE LOVES.
'Josefina', which NEIL HANNON would have been happy to write, is a beautiful gem with folk origins that includes a collaboration with MODEL VILLAGE and the sweet lyrical voice of Rachel. Darren Hayman writes and sings 'The Permanent Way', tracing the missing link between THE BEATLES and THE ESSEX GREEN.
'Treacle', written and sung by Simon of THE LOVES, KNICKERS and SIMON LOVE & THE OLD ROMANTICS, sounds as if THE BEACH BOYS dreamt of Mozart. 'East Coast' stars Gordon McIntyre of BALLBOY, who lets himself get carried away with the elegant and evocative melodies and arrangements of the chamber group, making it clear what would happen if Adam Green made a pact with Lee Hazlewood to pay homage to THE LEFT BANKE.
Closing is an instrumental written by Monster Bobby - 'Clocks, Part 2' is a luminous and melancholic wonder.
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