Following on from their hugely promising debut singles last year, Manchester based three piece The Longcut are stepping up the pace with their forthcoming album ‘A Call and A Response’. The Longcut are a hard band to label, they seem to have shrugged off any pigeonholing, and thank god for that. This is both innovative and original but still retains familiar guitar sensibilities woven into the mix. Echoes of Mogwai, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine transcend to stunning, atmospheric melodies and catchy hooks in an album that just entwines itself around you.
Recorded with producer du jour Craig Silvey, ( The Magic Numbers, Yeti), and producer Johnny Dollar (Massive Attack), Dave Sitek of TV on The Radio took over the reins for mixing, the result being a very unique album, like no other you’ll hear this year. Winding and beautiful instrumentals are encased by heavier guitar based tracks, all delivered with self assurance and confidence.
This album will blow you away – The Longcut are anything but another generic guitar band (how many other bands have singing drummers?!) and so long as they can keep their head above the deluge of NME-style hype, they can only go from strength to strength. An intelligent and mesmerising album from a really promising act. The album drops on June 12th.