We are delighted to present the lead single from our upcoming album Office Politics.
Norman And Norma is now available to download or stream on your favourite apps.
Sit back and let Neil tell you the story of Norman And Norma, a heroically normal couple from Norfolk ..
Listen to Norman And Norma here.
"At some point I wrote the words Norman And Norma in my notebook. I don't know why, I suppose I just liked the sound of the words. I've always been interested in the Normans (the conquest people). Perhaps that had something to do with it.
Then I remember getting out of bed one morning singing something like the chorus. It's always scary when you write an opening line like - Norman and Norma got married in Cromer, April 1983 - and you realise you're going to have tell their whole story.
I tried to set up the thrill of early married life in the first verse, and the struggle of middle age and family in the second, but the third was hard. I didn't want my couple to go quietly into that good night, and I wanted to have some reason behind why I chose their names. Then it occurred to me that they might find new life and vigour in joining one of those historical re-enactment societies. The idea of Norman and Norma donning helmets and chain mail and hurling themselves into bloodthirsty medieval combat brought a smile to my face."