Her Name is Calla
The Cookie, Leicester.
- The Dead Rift EP launch show
- Free entry but ticket reservation is necessary
- Supports to be announced
Celebrating over a decade together, Her name is Calla could hardly be considered an overnight success. Always difficult to pigeon hole, the band sit somewhere between light and shade. Post-rock and folk. Heart break and apocalypse. This difficulty to label has been a blessing and burden for the band. On one hand struggling to be accepted into genres, but on the other affording them a unique voice in the field. Formed in 2004 by song-writer Tom Morris, Her Name Is Calla play intense, emotional guitar-rock, categorised by Morris’s haunting and distinctive vocals and the bands remarkable use of dynamics and atmosphere which of- ten finds audiences silenced both its delicacy and brutality.
Since their debut album The Heritage, in 2008 Her Name is Calla have endured a vigorous touring schedule which has seen support grow to a now international fan-base. The Quiet Lamb (2010) saw the band’s appeal and attention grow through support from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, and Xfm amongst others. After a hiatus which would have destroyed most bands (and people), 2014 saw the release of their 3rd studio album, ‘Navigator’. The reflective and bi- ographical album was well received and saw further touring which has added to the insidious rise of Her name is Calla. 2015 saw the band celebrate a decade together with the film/ soundtrack A Wave Of Endorphins. 2016 + 17 saw a num- ber of festival appearances as well as contributions to Torch Songs, the mens mental health charity, a 7” releases with the lauded Leeds based singles club Come Play With Me, as well as the release of a live album recorded at Handmade Festival.
Her Name is Calla return in 2018 with a wealth of new material to be released as an EP in June and an album in October on Function Records.
“Her Name Is Calla, in fact, make some of the most beautiful, epic music I’ve heard.” James Canham - The 405
“there’s little to criticise about the diligent attention to detail and precision” Dom Gourlay - Drowned in Sound
“Put simply, it’s one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring records released by a British band for quite some time. Genuinely brilliant.” Tom Johnson - Goldflakepaint
“massive, pastorally apocalyptic music” Laura Snapes - NME