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 the 20th 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"
The band was formed in 2003 in Sheffield, United Kingdom
. All the members were attending, or had attended university in the city. The following quote appeared on their website and served as an introduction to the Long Blondes; ”Our shared influences include The Mael Brothers
, Marx Brothers
and The Bewlay Brothers
. We do not listen to The Beatles
, The Rolling Stones
, Jimi Hendrix
, The Doors
or Bob Dylan
. We chose an instrument each and learnt to play it.”. The band have stated that the original inspiration for... Read More