THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2007 |
The first time I ever saw The Long Blondes, they were playing at a small basement venue in NYC called the Cake Shop. My friend Sheila B invited me to see this great band from UK with a gal singer, and she knew I’d just love them. And I did. I love female singers, I love rock n’ roll, and I love punk rock. That night, the Long Blondes proved to be awesome at all three elements and won my music heart. The basement was packed from wall to wall with lots of familiar faces, as well many new ones. That’s how I like it. I love to see who comes out of the wood work to see live shows.
On the band's new album, Someone To Drive You Home, the singer, Kate, has a great, growly, punky F@*k-You kinda voice. The guitars have lots of screechy strings and the bass and drums are equally strong in an in-your-face, pay-attention-to-our-music-damnit kinda way. One of my favorite songs just happens to be their single, Giddy Stratospheres, which has a music video that’s already been featured on MTV2! This song is kinda trippy-psych and kinda poppy. It’s definitely good for dancing or riding in the car late at night on the highway with the volume full blast. Lust In The Movies is also a great track for dancing and driving in the car while singing along at the top of your lungs to the lyrics "I just want to be your sweetheart! I just want to be your sweetheart!"! Honestly, all 19 tracks are enjoyable, so take a listen and check it out. - Amylu Meneses