The Long Blondes - Kate Jackson and Dorian Cox on being unsigned stars then indie disco hits... and making the NME Cool List

Episode 21,  Aug 29, 2020, 05:00 AM

The Long Blondes were Britain's best unsigned band - until Rough Trade picked up the indie disco favourites, with Giddy Stratospheres among their standout tunes.

But, as Kate Jackson and Dorian Cox tell The Boys in the Band Podcast, the Long Blondes had formed before any of them could play their instruments! We chat about how the hard work paid off in the practice room, how they put together their two respected albums, which cultivated a dedicated fanbase, and what it's like to be in the top 10 of the NME Cool List! 

The band were forced to split in 2008 when Dorian suffered a stroke and the pair also reflect on the impact of that scary time - and how, gladly, they've both moved on to make more music and art since then.

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Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith and Richard Gallagher

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*Recorded on 27 August 2020*