| ** LONGFELLOW RELEASE ‘SIAMESE LOVER’ SINGLE ON JANUARY 27TH…
…AND KICK OFF 2014 WITH AN APPEARANCE TO PANDAMONIUM **
Heroically crestfallen alt.popsters Longfellow put the seal on a grand old year by, well, preparing for 2014. Their ‘Siamese Lover’ single may not be released until January 27th but the promotional campaign started at the Buffalo Bar in Highbury on November 26th.
That was the last Longfellow show of 2013, a year which saw our stout-hearted troubadours tickle the public’s underbelly with the self-released 'Gabrielle' single in the summer and be embraced to the bosom of the clandestine clownship known as www.fiercepandamanagement.tumblr.com not long after.
In late October Longfellow supported Keane at their tiny anniversary show in Tunbridge Wells Forum. In early November they played such a vibrant set at the Shacklewell Arms that an impressed Steve Lamacq played 'Siamese Lover' on BBC 6 Music the very next day - a mere two and-a-half months before release.
It all fits, too: if you like your music with an epic overview and a melancholic undercurrent 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), Isaac Shiman (bass) and Ali Hetherington (piano / synth). They lurk in South London and create a modest, authentic and soulful mixture of indie and pop, bolstered by fearless melodies and large choruses.
'Siamese Lover' is released on January 27th on Label Fandango / fierce panda, thereby joining excellent releases by the likes of Desperate Journalist, Felt Tip, Feldspar, I Am In Love, Machine Room, The Starkins, Habitats and more. Longfellow kick off 2014 with this show here…
Club Fandango & fierce panda present PANDAMONIUM ‘14
London Highbury Buffalo Bar Tuesday January 7th
EL BORN + THE TRAPS + LONGFELLOW (onstage 9.00pm) + FELDSPAR
Early furred £4.00 tickets from www.wegottickets/event/250657