The Long Blondes
were a five-piece English indie rock
band formed in Sheffield
, United Kingdom
. They released their debut album, Someone to Drive You Home
, on Rough Trade Records
in November, 2006 after several critically-acclaimed singles. After an extended European tour, they entered the studio with DJ/producer Erol Alkan
in late 2007 to record their second album, "Couples"
, which was released in the UK in April, 2008. On the 20th October 2008, due to the unexpected illness of their primary songwriter and lead guitarist, Dorian Cox, the band announced their amicable split via a message on their website, the same day their singles compilation, "Singles"