Available languages: EnglishA Britpop band with energy and grit besides the obvious melodic flair and arrogant airs, Longpigs formed in their hometown of Sheffield in 1994, around vocalist Crispin Hunt, guitarist Richard Hawley, bassist Simon Stafford and drummer Dee Boyle. Although they were signed to a major label just months after playing their first gig, the band were crushed when the label went under, especially since a new label would have to pay £500,000 to release them from their contract. Enter the deep pockets of U2's Mother Records, and Longpigs soon had a deal with Mother. Their single "Far" hit the U.K. Top 40 in early 1996, followed by the Top 20 entry "On and On." Their debut album, The Sun Is Often Out, was released in the U.K. in April 1996, and in America less than one year later. Longpigs toured with U2 as well, opening for the group on selected dates of their 1997 Popmart Tour.
© John Bush /TiVo
2 albums gesorteerd op Meest aanbevolen
Mijn zoekopdracht verfijnen
Rock - Verschenen op 29 april 1996 | Polydor Associated Labels
The Longpigs' debut album The Sun Is Often Out is an ambitious, darkly romantic album that owes quite a bit to the modernized anthem-rock of Radiohead. Although the band doesn't quite have Radiohead's talent for making the bombastic seem utterly personal, there are several moments of brilliance on the album -- particularly the singles "Far," "She Said" and "On and On" -- suggesting that their appealingly neo-gothic sonic textures will develop into something distinctive on their second album. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo