We're excited to be able to announce The Long Blondes' first movements as a Rough Trade band...
As you may have read in April, Sheffield's superb, infectiously (seriously, you try and get the chorus to 'Separated by Motorways' out of your head...) pop-rocking five-piece The Long Blondes signed to the ubiquitous Rough Trade label.
We're proud to be able to exclusively announce the first fruits of their labour, as well as a massive London headline date, regional dates and more.
'Weekend Without Make-Up' will be released on June 19th, produced by former Pulp man and acclaimed MIA producer, Steve Mackey. Across two CDs and a 7", the single will also feature Erol Alkan (Trash club) produced b-sides, 'Forward Babylon', 'Platitudes' and 'Last Night on Northgate Street', the first of which received a debut Steve Lamacq play just t'other day.
Speaking to DiS earlier, drummer Screech Louder proclaimed, "we're really thrilled to be signing to a label with such a great pedigree, and we're all looking forward to having a long term career in music. It's also nice to finally be able to quit our day jobs."
Not to be outdone, Rough Trade muscled in, stating, "we're absolutely thrilled to working with such an exciting band with fantastic songs." Hear, hear!
So, there's a London headline show at King's College on June 21st (more exclusive info, yes!), as well as these dates:-
10 Glasgow QMU
11 Middlesbrough Empire
12 Manchester University
14 Portsmouth Pyramid
15 Leicester University
16 Cambridge Junction
17 Bury St Edmunds TBC
18 Norwich UEA
19 Sheffield Leadmill
20 Liverpool Academy
23 Oxford Brookes Uni
24 London Electric Ballroom
25 Lancaster Library
28 Nottingham Dot-to-Dot Festival
17 Isle of Skye Festival
19 Cambridge Jesus College Ball
6 Kent Electric Gardens Festival
13 Leicester Summer Sundae Festival
25 Reading Festival
26 Leeds Festival
3 Ireland Stradbally Electric Picnic
10 Isle of Wight Bestival