Rough Trade Records announce the release of the 15th Anniversary edition of The Long Blondes’ debut album, the acclaimed ‘Someone To Drive You Home’.
The home of a host of indie disco classics with its noir atmospheres and vivid storytelling - qualities that saw the record inspire recent, generation- capturing movie ‘Giddy Stratospheres’ which takes its name from The Long Blondes’ iconic single - the Sheffield band’s first album managed that rare trick of capturing the 2000s zeitgeist while leaving a timeless artistic mark for the ages.
Initially inspired by the frisson of the indie disco - now, fittingly, a classic of low lit dancefloors everywhere - ‘Giddy Stratospheres’ is The Long Blondes’ sophisticated calling card. A swirl of razor-sharp guitars and vivid storytelling, waltzing melodies and burning vocals, the Sheffield band’s 2000s single fizzes with dancing, desire and the most stylish sing-a-long you’ll ever hear.
The Anniversary edition of ‘Someone To Drive You Home’, which was originally released in November 2006 and was produced by Pulp member Steve Mackey, comes as a gatefold double LP, pressed on to red and yellow vinyl to mirror the album’s artwork - a picture of actress Faye Dunaway painted by frontwoman Kate Jackson. The edition features the original record, plus 11 additional tracks that the band used on B-sides.