Female-fronted indie-pop band formed in Sheffield, UK in the mid-2000s. Disbanded October 2008, after guitarist and chief songwriter Dorian Cox had a stroke that left him partially paralysed.

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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 20 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Someone to Drive You Home The Long Blondes 4
2008 "Couples" The Long Blondes 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 "Singles" The Long Blondes 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Giddy Stratospheres The Long Blondes 5
2004 New Idols The Long Blondes 1
2005 Appropriation (By Any Other Name) The Long Blondes 2
2005 Separated by Motorways The Long Blondes 2
2005 Christmas Is Cancelled The Long Blondes 1
2006 Weekend Without Makeup The Long Blondes 4
2006 Once and Never Again The Long Blondes 3
2008 Century The Long Blondes 2
2008 Guilt The Long Blondes 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Filthy Little Angels Singles Club The Boyfriends / The Long Blondes 1

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