Longfellow Single Kiss-hug-make Up Out Now
15th May 2014
Artist Profile »

** LONGFELLOW GET PHYSICAL FOR THE SPRING & PLAYLISTED ON RADIO 2 **
** NEW SINGLE ‘KISS-HUG-MAKEUP’ IS MADE UP FOR MAY 19TH **
** XFM XPOSURE GIG OCCURRING ON MAY 20TH **

PRE-ORDER KISS-HUG-MAKE UP Here on iTunes

The Band: LONGFELLOW

The Release: 'KISS-HUG-MAKEUP' / ‘WOLF CRY’

The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Label: FIERCE PANDA

The Release Date: MAY 19TH 2014

The Video: Watch Here VIA YouTube

The Truth: It has been said before but we'll say it again right blinking here: if you like your music with an epic resonance and a sense of heroic melancholy then LONGFELLOW could well be Your New Favourite Band. Five heartbreakers-in-waiting they consist of Owen Lloyd (vocals), Tom Warhurst (drums), James Thomas (electric guitar) and Ali Hetherington (piano / synth). They lurk in South London and create a modestly authentic mixture of indie and pop, bolstered by fearless melodies, large choruses and emotional lyrical twists.

In true casual LONGFELLOW style the quintet has announced a special Xfm Xposure show on May 20th – full details below. They will also release a new single called 'Kiss-Hug-Makeup' on fierce panda on May 19th - yep, they're going right up against Coldplay. Following the impressive airplay success of their previous 'Siamese Lover' single, which was first played by 6 Music a clear two and-a-half months before release, 'Kiss-Hug-Makeup' got its UK radio premiere on the eve of SXSW (a mere 10 weeks up front) and landed on the Radio 2 playlist on April 26th - not bad for an unsigned band who played their first show together last June. And that super squeezy radio edit can be heard here: www.soundcloud.com/longfellowmusic

It makes sense, too: since valiantly supporting Keane at their special anniversary show in Tunbridge Wells Forum last Halloween LONGFELLOW have barely been off the radio. Steve Lamacq started the ball rolling with 'Siamese Lover', since then it has been played across the circuit board from Amazing to Xfm and from Jo Whiley on Radio 2 through to BBC Introducing's Unsigned Band Of The Week on Huw Stephens in the first week of 2014.

This radio love peaked in the spring with a cherished slot on BBC Introducing's reactivated SXSW showcase on March 13th at Austin's Latitude 30 alongside the carefully-chosen likes of Royal Blood, Thumpers and Public Service Broadcasting. This in turn followed a hectic few months of fluttering industry interest, recording sessions with esteemed producer Ken Nelson and choice gigs which included a New Year appearance at a packed Pandamonium show followed by a January slot at Breakout at the Lexington and a March Music Week gig at Camden Black Heart. LONGFELLOW play their next choice shows here and here and indeed there:

MAY 10TH HIGH WYCOMBE BUCKS UNI Spring Ball (with Scouting For Girls)

MAY 20TH LONDON CAMDEN BARFLY Xfm Xposure & fierce panda present (with The Hosts + Special Guests)
TICKETS HERE

www.facebook.com/longfellowmusic
www.fiercepandamanagement.tumblr.com

NEWS
Desp J Get Vexed At The Lex!
7th October 2019