Single 'I Feel It' : 10th April
UK Tour with The Feeling : Feb/March
Lorraine release their first single, 'I Feel It', for Waterfall Records/Columbia on April 10th. The band has confirmed two London shows; The Barfly on February 22nd and the 100 Club on March 15th. They will also tour with The Feeling and Mobile through February and March. Lorraine have been tipped by Radio One's Head of Music and XFM as "one of the hottest new bands to watch this year."
Wed 1st Cardiff Barfly
Thurs 2nd)Brighton Freebutt
Sat 4th Northampton Soundhaus
Sun 5th Leeds Cockpit
Mon 6th Sheffield Leadmill
Tues 7th London 100 Club
Wed 8th Nottingham Social
Fri 10th Huddersfield Bar 1 Twenty
Sun 12th Manchester Roadhouse
Mon 13th Birmingham Bar Academy
Tues 14th Bristol Louisiana
Weds 15th London 100 Club ** Headline show
Thurs 16th Southampton University **Headline show
Mon 20th Glasgow King Tuts
31/03/2006 - London Club NME, UK
03/04/2006 - Stoke Sugarmill, UK
06/04/2006 - Brighton Audio, UK
08/04/2006 - Manchester Mutz Nutz, UK
13/04/2006 - Derby Vic Inn, UK
14/04/2006 - Cardiff Barfly, UK
21/04/2006 - Manchester Bierkeller, UK
22/04/2006 - York Fibbers, UK
27/04/2006 - London Borderline (Club Fandango), UK
28/04/2006 - Winchester Railway, UK
Lorraine are Ole Gunnar Gundersen (24, vocals), Anders Winsents (24, guitar) and Paal Myran Haaland (23, keyboards, programming). Their drummer is a little black box, which does exactly what it's told. The band began in earnest in the summer of 2000 after deciding not to return to school, choosing instead to rehearse full time in a decaying factory building 45 minutes outside of Bergen. Their unique and modern twist on influences such as Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order, The Smiths and Pet Shop Boys has created a sound quite unlike anything else currently in circulation. "We're a bit 1985 and we're a bit 2020, we keep going back and we keep moving forward. We're like everything you have heard, and everything you have never heard." The result is an astonishing collection of songs that will become impossible to escape from in 2006.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.