The Long Blondes announce new album

Plus band get ready for Spring tour

The Long Blondes have announced details of their second album.

They will released the Erol Alkan-produced album ’Couples’ on April 7. It’s the follow-up to their 2006 debut ‘Someone To Drive You Home’.

The band will precede the LP’s release with a single, ’Guilt’, which is out on March 24.

The Long Blondes have also announced a series of live dates.

The shows are at:

London Amersham Arms (March 11)

York Fibbers (18)

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (19)

Hull The Lamp (20)

Sunderland Independent (21)

Wakefield Escobar (22)

Leeds The Faversham Leeds (24)

Exeter The Cavern (25)

Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (26)

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