closing date: 5 Jul 2012
The Longsands to release debut album
'Meet Me in Spanish City', June 11th
Album launch: 8th June @ Newcastle University with very special guest Mark Morriss of The Bluetones
'Meet Me In Spanish City' is the debut album from Newcastle five piece The Longsands, released June 11th through Unknown Soldier Records.
A confident collection of pure rock 'n' roll anthems, 'Meet Me In Spanish City' boasts power, melody and truth. The Longsands honest approach to songwriting permeates through each track, recalling great guitar bands from across the decades.
The album begins with the anthem 'Worlds Apart', a truly infectious track featuring the bands trademark hooks. Forthcoming single 'Shut Your Mouth' is a brash and self-assured guitar-pop track, while 'Let Love Rain On You' changes the albums pace, showing a more reflective but equally powerful side to the bands songwriting. Closing with the classic rock 'Spirals', the album more than proves the albums worth as one of the most striking British guitar records of the year.
The Longsands are already a staple live band in the North of England and look set to truly breakthrough to other territories with their debut album. The band have toured up and down the country, gaining themselves a legion of loyal fans in the process ' including Bruce Foxton of The Jam and Steve White of The Style Council. With their foot-stomping melodies and huge choruses, it's easy to see why the band excel in the live setting.
A band with their tongue firmly in their collective cheeks, the band decided that creating music wasn't quite enough for them and recently embarked upon a viral internet campaign that saw them gain exposure across the world. Dubbed 'The Longsands Challenges', the band have challenged sports stars to a series of games ' starting with a conker fight against none other than Mike Tyson! The band have also had an egg and spoon race with cricketer Steve Harmison, played darts against Ricky Hatton and paper, scissor, stone with Aston Villas Shay Given.
'Meet Me in Spanish City' is available through all good digital retailers on 11th June.
8th June Longsands Album Launch Party, Newcastle University SU (w/ Mark Morriss of The Bluetones)
22nd June Willowman Festival, North Yorkshire (w/ Vintage Trouble & Neville Staple Band)
20th July IPO Festival, The Cavern Club, Liverpool
4th August Skyfest, Edinburgh (w/ The View)
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