The Long Blondes release Giddy Stratospheres and tour dates

Someone to Drive You HomeNew single ‘Giddy Stratospheres’ released 5th February on Rough Trade
Headline tour throughout the UK in February
LONDON ASTORIA show 20th February 2007

The Long Blondes’ long awaited breakthrough debut ‘Someone To Drive You Home’ has been greeted with a rapturous reception by both the critics (see quotes below) and their expectant fan base.

2007 sees the release of firm favourite ‘Giddy Stratospheres’ on the 5th February, (featuring exclusive B-sides produced by Erol Alkan). To promote the release The Long Blondes will be embarking on another tour of the UK throughout February, culminating in a no doubt triumphant performance at the Astoria as part of NME’s BRATS shows on the 20th February.

So that’s them; Sardonic style icon and protagonist-in-chief Kate Jackson, guitarist and songwriter Dorian Cox, bassist Reenie Hollis, keyboardist Emma Chaplin and drummer Screech. The next chapter of Sheffield’s idiosyncratic musical heritage: The suburban disco fantasies of the Human League, the opulent ridiculousness of ABC, the seedy glamour of Pulp Truly a Carry On cast’s worth of characters all with loves, hates and passions just like yours. It’s a Blonde, Blonde, Blonde, Blonde world. Now just lie back and enjoy it.

PRESS QUOTES ON ‘SOMEONE TO DRIVE YOU HOME’

“Fantasy pop performed to perfection” 9/10 – NME
“The coolest band in Britain” 4.5/5 – THE SUN
“A superb pop album 5/5″ DAILY MAIL
“An unexpected delight” 4/5 THE GUARDIAN
“Sheffield quintet impress with a rough diamond of an album” 4/5 – MOJO
“A magnificent debut album” ARENA
“Witty, stylish songs of love and hate” THE OBSERVER
“Urgent, passionate, determinedly defiant” UNCUT
“An extremely accomplished debut delivered with cocksure aplomb”
4.5/5 Album Of The Month THE FLY
4/5 – OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY

Upcoming Live Dates:

FEBRUARY

09 London Popstarz @ Scala
10 Brighton Old Market
12 Leeds Met Uni
13 Hull The Welly
14 Edinburgh Liquid Room
16 Preston 53 Degrees
17 Middlesborough Empire
18 Manchester Academy 2
19 Birmingham Irish Centre
20 London NME show @ Astoria
24 Nottingham Rock City
27 Norwich Waterfront
28 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

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