The Long Blondes
The Long Blondes are an indie rock band from Sheffield, formed in 2003. Their main songwriter, Dorian Cox, suffered a stroke at the age of 27, leading to their split on October 20th, 2008. However, they have recently reformed in 2022 for a series of live shows as they celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album 'Someone To Drive You Home'.
What sets The Long Blondes apart is that all four band members previously worked as librarians. This unique background adds depth and intellectualism to their music. Drawing inspiration from various genres and artists such as *Art Brut*, *Young Knives*, and *The Cribs*, The Long Blondes create catchy and energetic tunes with clever lyrics.
Despite their hiatus, The Long Blondes continue to be influential figures in the indie rock scene. Their distinct sound and captivating performances make them a must-listen for fans of bands like *The Rakes*, *The Futureheads*, and *Good Shoes*. With their reunion shows marking a special milestone in their career, it's clear that The Long Blondes' legacy will endure for years to come.