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The Longcut are already being touted as leaders in Manchester’s
latest musical upsurge, with inevitable comparisons to past masters Joy
Division. Their sound does rely on the interplay of drum machines, sparse guitar
shrift and incomprehensible yelping.
The Longcut combine everything from Punk, Post Rock, Electronic, Kraut and
Dance. They have just released their debut EP ‘Transition' to much critical
acclaim through the Deltasonic label.
The three members met at Manchester University, bonding over an open-minded
enthusiasm for esoteric music. Lee Gale, Stuart Ogilvie and Jon Fearon now
write, record and build a following in a city that neither one of them can
comfortably call a home town.
The Long Cut have a
clear motto; music speaks louder than words. As a result they
cultivate a harmonious relationship between bass and lead guitars, making their
various instrumental interludes emotional and reflective.
xfm.co: "....this band could just be Manchester's answer to
'The first three rows dance like extras in 24 Hour Party
People, and that glow is the realisation that Manchester is really burning'.