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 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" was released.

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Long Blondes' Kate Jackson: 'I want to release my debut solo LP next year'

Singer also says working with Suede's Bernard Butler made her 'fucking terrified'

  • Nov 25, 2011

Long Blondes' Dorian Cox: 'I feel lucky to be alive at all'

Guitarist gives fans update after suffering a stroke

  • Jan 6, 2009

Long Blondes' man hopes to play guitar with 'revolutionary glove'

Dorian Cox says he is 'getting back on track' after stroke

  • Dec 1, 2008

Long Blondes' Kate Jackson working on solo career following band split

Singer speaks about Sheffield band's break-up

  • Oct 21, 2008

The Long Blondes split up

Band call it a day following guitarist Dorian Cox's illness

  • Oct 20, 2008

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Couples

  • Apr 11, 2008

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Kate and the gang wheel out a new direction… but is it any good? Amersham Arms, London (March 11)

  • Mar 28, 2008

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Century

  • Mar 19, 2008

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Long Blondes, London Astoria Tuesday February 20

The Long Blondes feed the crowd Britpop fever

  • Feb 20, 2007

The Long Blondes: Someone To Drive You Home

Sheffield popstrels bring the sass and glamour to Planet Indie

  • Nov 6, 2006

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