27th January 2014 Artist Profile »
** LONGFELLOW RELEASE 'SIAMESE LOVER' SINGLE ON JANUARY 27TH
AND PLAY SINGLE LAUNCH PARTY AT LEXINGTON BREAKOUT ON 30TH **
The Act: LONGFELLOW
The Release: 'SIAMESE LOVER' / 'THE CONVENT'
The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE
The Record Company: LABEL FANDANGO / FIERCE PANDA
The Release Date: JANUARY 27TH 2014
Buy It Here: iTunes
Heroically crestfallen alt.popsters Longfellow may not have released their second single 'Siamese Lover' until January 27th but the promotional campaign inadvertently started way ahead of even their own schedule: in late October Longfellow supported Keane at their special anniversary show in Tunbridge Wells Forum and dazzled the keen masses; barely a week later they played such a vibrant set at the Shacklewell Arms that an impressed Steve Lamacq ended up playing 'Siamese Lover' on BBC 6 Music the very next day - a mere two and-a-half months before release.
Since then the single 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. Pretty impressive for a new band with only one release beneath their collective belt - last summertime's 'Gabrielle' selfie - and even more so when one considers they haven't yet got a radio plugger. There's also a smashingly mysterious and faintly murderous 'Siamese Lover' video lurking over at YOU TUBE
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. Having already kicked off 2014 with an appearance at a packed Pandamonium show in the first week of the year LONGFELLOW play their 'Siamese Lover' single launch party here:
HONOURS + BRAZIL + LONGFELLOW
JANUARY 30TH LONDON KINGS CROSS LEXINGTON
(96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB)
advance tickets £5.00 via www.wegottickets.com/event/252242