The Long Blondes

Formed 2003. Disbanded 19 October 2008.
The Long Blondes

Biography

The Long Blondes were a five-piece English indie rock band formed in Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2003 by Dorian Cox (lead guitar and keyboards), Reenie Hollis (real name Kathryn Hollis) (bass guitar and backing vocals), Emma Chaplin (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Kate Jackson (lead vocals) and Screech Louder (real name Mark Turvey, drums).

After several critically acclaimed singles, they released their debut album, Someone to Drive You Home, on Rough Trade Records in November 2006. Their second album, "Couples", was produced by Erol Alkan and released in April 2008. On 20 October 2008, due to the unexpected illness of their primary songwriter and lead guitarist, Dorian Cox, the band announced their amicable split via a message on their website, the same day their singles compilation, "Singles" was released.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Singles

    Singles 2008

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    Shows that going back to basics isn't perhaps the step backwards it might seem.
  2. Review of Couples

    Couples 2008

    Reviewed by Jenny Nelson
    The band's second album is not as brilliant as you might hope...