If you are as yet unacquainted with Longview, prepare to go missing for a few days. Screen your calls; draw the curtains; cancel those urgent night
manoeuvres. You won't regret it. In times when scene-chasing garage bands clog up the column inches, Longview are a band from a far more noble tradition. There are obvious parallels: Doves, Radiohead, even Coldplay, but there's a serenity and optimism in their music which speaks more loudly of Verve (pre 'The'); a blissed-out Teenage Fanclub and the Beatles 'White Album' (a band favourite).
Single Track listings:
1. Can't Explain (Album version)
3. Can't Explain live video
1. Can't Explain (new edit)
2. Can't Explain video
1. Can't Explain video
2. Just Waiting
3. Can't Explain (Andy Votel remix)
4. Can't Explain making of the Video
Longview's debut UK headline tour commenced in Southampton on May 18, and saw the band covering the length and breadth of the UK until July 31st.
Dissecting the barrage of headline shows, was a support tour with Mull Historical Society in early June, and an appearance on the NME Stage of this year's T In The Park festival in July. A support slot on the forthcoming Elbow tour has just been confirmed. Tickets for all of these are 10, except Stoke (9) and London (12):
Wed 24 Stoke Sugar Mill
Thu 25 Liverpool Academy
Sat 27 Bristol University
Sun 28 Cambridge Corn exchange
Mon 29 Brighton Corn exchange
Wed 01 Wolves Wulfrun hall
Thu 02 Glasgow QMU
Fri 03 Manchester Academy
Sun 05 Newcastle University
Mon 06 Sheffield University
Wed 08 London Astoria
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