The Long Blondes new single, headline tour and dates with Kaiser Chiefs

Someone to Drive You Home· New single ‘Giddy Stratospheres’ released 5th February on Rough Trade
· Headline tour throughout the UK in February
· Live Dates supporting Kaiser Chiefs announced

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.

Upcoming Live Dates:


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
21 Manchester Manchester Apollo *
23 Wolverhampton Civic*
24 Nottingham Rock City
26 Newcastle Newcastle Academy*
27 Norwich Waterfront
28 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

3 London Shepherds Bush Empire*
6 Glasgow Academy*
9 Cardiff Cardiff University*

* – supporting KAISER CHIEFS |


“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


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