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THE LONGSANDS Meet Me In Spanish City (2012)

The Longsands

One words springs to mind listening the debut album from Newcastle five piece The Longsands - 'scally'. And that's not meant as a criticism. More as it might apply to the observational song writing of Noel Gallagher or Alex Turner.

In other words, there's a down to earth witty charm to both the song writing and delivery, in particular the impassioned vocals of Trevor Cox. And it's great to hear a band - like them or not - whose passion and enthusiasm shines brightly like it does on this record.

The Longsands - Gary Ormston (bass), Paul Stephenson (drums), David 'Stan' Stanyer (guitar), Ian Barnes (rhythm guitar), and Trevor Cox (vocals) - are simply a great guitar band.

Yes, there's references to Oasis, The Monkeys and their forefathers - The Jam, The Style Council and the Beatles - but at least it sounds like they're having one hell of a time. It's no surprise to find endorsement from Bruce Foxton who invited the band to play support to From The Jam.

Yes, in these wannabee days when originality is in such short supply, Meet Me In Spanish City is vibrant, fresh and a shot in the arm. I suspect we could be hearing a lot more of this band in the days and years to come.


Review by Pete Whalley


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