The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes

Looking back, it’s clear The Long Blondes were never all about the music. The image, the affectations, the snappy dressing, the kitschy pop-cultural loves, the Bonnie And Clyde-referencing cover art, sure, but not the music. ‘Someone To Drive...

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The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes

Over the past month The Long Blondes have been making a covert return to the live scene under the characteristically refined pseudonym of, um, The Dead Eyed Bitches. At the end of February they played a trio of dates at pocket-sized northern clubs...

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The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes

When you’re from Sheffield you can cherrypick your influences and still sound like Sheffield. That’s why The Long Blondes have suddenly morphed into The Human League in full-on ice-disco mode and sound all the better for it. ‘Century’ is...

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

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Long Blondes,...

The Long Blondes bolted through their hit packed set, racing from current single 'Giddy Stratospheres' to recent b-side 'Five Ways To End It'. Dressed in hotpants, Kate Jackson is the perfect someone to drive you home, owning the stage of the...

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The Long Blondes: Someone To Drive You Home

The Long Blondes: Someone To Drive You Home

So, you’ve spun ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not…’ until your iPod’s reached meltdown and you’ve come to one conclusion: life up north is pretty grim. If you’re not slipping on a pile of kebab vomit or getting...

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The Long Blondes: Once And Never Again

The Long Blondes: Once And Never Again

They may be a bunch of librarians, but The Long Blondes still have the capacity to shock. Having assumed that their days are played out in black and white, soundtracked by Wire B-sides and spent searching for Katharine Hepburn’s tights on eBay,...

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The Long Blondes: Arts Centre, Norwich; Sunday, October 1

The Long Blondes: Arts Centre, Norwich; Sunday,...

It’s 2006 and the indieverse is orbiting within some fantastical realms. From The Horrors’ 19th-century trench-coat mafia to Klaxons’ flourescent astro-unicorn utopias, everyone’s been sacking off realism for their own brand of imaginary...

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The Long Blondes: Weekend Without Make-Up

The Long Blondes: Weekend Without Make-Up

This finds them sharpening unvarnished nails into talons as fraught verse explodes into gleaming über-pop chorus and Kate Jackson lays out the minutes of the relationship’s entente cordiale: “I don’t like giving you the third degree/I just...

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The Long Blondes: Club NME at Future Punk, Selfridges, London: Friday, March 24

The Long Blondes: Club NME at Future Punk,...

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birth of British punk, Club NME hijacked the basement of London’s mecca of posh, decked it out in black and neon, and booked a bunch of bands who represent the spirit of ’76. Up the punks! Of course,...

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The Long Blondes: Separated By Motorways

The Long Blondes: Separated By Motorways

Sheffield Sex City! If T’Monkeys sleazy tales of Leadmill life seem set to make voyeurs of us all in 2006, then The Long Blondes are here to provide a little, um, detachment. Polished to under-produced perfection by uber-twiddler Paul Epworth,...

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