Review of Once And Never Again Single by The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes
Once And Never Again
Single Review

The Long Blondes Once And Never Again Single

The stark vocals of Kate Jackson, combine the free spiritedness of Chrissie Hyndes with the rough n' ready pitch of Blondie, to extol the virtues of maturity over youth. A mish-mash of roving bass and creaky guitars provides a rough edge to the track and it smacks of rock sureness. This is something that will help yet another Sheffield outfit win over the mainstream press and music lovers out there.

Rating; 7/10

David Adair

Catch The Long Blondes live at a venue near you soon;
01/10/2006 Norwich Arts Centre
02/10/2006 Stoke Sugarmill
04/10/2006 Manchester Academy 3
05/10/2006 Leeds Cockpit
07/10/2006 Newcastle Northumbria University
09/10/2006 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
10/10/2006 Glasgow Oran Mor
11/10/2006 Belfast Speak Easy
12/10/2006 Dublin Crawdaddy
13/10/2006 Liverpool University
15/10/2006 Oxford Zodiac
16/10/2006 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17/10/2006 London Mean Fiddler
18/10/2006 Cambridge Junction
21/10/2006 MTV2 Gonzo Tour @ York Fibbers
22/10/2006 Cardiff CF10 (university)
23/10/2006 Bristol Thekla
26/10/2006 Brighton Concorde 2
27/10/2006 Southampton Joiners
28/10/2006 Birmingham Carling Academy 2
29/10/2006 Sheffield Foundry

Release Date: 23/10/2006
Label: Rough Trade Records

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