26th January 2015 Artist Profile »
* ALT.POPSTERS LONGFELLOW HEAD OVER (TO) THE BORDERLINE ON FEBRUARY 26TH! *
* HEROIC RETROMANTICS THE HOSTS GALLOP INTO TOWN TO SUPPORT! *
* SHAGGY BASINGSTOKERS HABITATS ALSO JOIN THE FUN! *
South London's most enthusiastic purveyors of muscular heart-on-sleeve alt.pop LONGFELLOW are playing their biggest show thus far at the Borderline on Thursday February 26th. The gently crescendonic quintet started the year with a packed semi-secret show at the Old Blue Last to launch their current ‘Medic’ single, which spent Christmas most excellently ensconced on the playlists of Radio 2, 6 Music and Xfm. Happy, if slightly overwrought, days…
THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015
FIERCE PANDA & CLUB FANDANGO PRESENT
+ THE HOSTS
TICKETS £7 ADV www.wegottickets.com/event/297794
LONGFELLOW(onstage 10.00pm) have been building a gently fearsome reputation for crossover antics over the past year. Alumni of the BBC Introducing academy the fivesome have hit the Radio 2 playlist (twice) and toured with Hall & Oates (once) while simultaneously hanging around the uber-indie fierce panda farm and rattling around the London toilet circuit peddling a brand of louche alt.pop encapsulated in the current ‘Prelude’ mini-album and new ‘Medic’ single. Expect an EP called ‘Remedy’ in the spring.
THE HOSTS (ontsage 9.00pm) Last time we heard from these Sheffield retromantics they were supporting Suede in various summery forests and chewing up the playlists of Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music with their mighty singles 'September Song' and 'Give Your Love To Her'. Since then they have been locked away creating sweet melodic havoc in the studio, so expect new tinglesome tunes ahoy - one newbie we've overheard makes like The Big O auditioning for the mighty ELO - alongside the classic-sounding modern classics off the current 'Softly, Softly' album.
HABITATS (onstage 8.15pm) are a self-proclaimed four-piece indie / alternative band forging fearsome bass lines from their home base in Basingstoke and here playing a special guest first on slot before they headline the Shacklewell Arms on February 27th. Shaggy of beard, but none-too-shabby of twinkling tune, theirs is world of whipsmart sonics and sub-tropical grooves, as evinced by their sparkling ‘Diamond Days’ EP, released on Label Fandango on February 9th.