Much loved UK band also
has new album out today.
By Fred Mills
“We have decided to call it a day.”
That’s the sad news posted this morning to the Long Blondes’
MySpace blog by guitarist Dorian Cox. The Sheffield, England, combo cited his
having a stroke back in June as the reason behind the decision, saying that he
isn’t sure when or if he’ll be able to play guitar again. See below for the
full test of the blog posting.
On June 18 Cox fell ill and was taken to a hospital where it
was determined he’d suffered a stroke. He remained in critical condition for a
couple of days.
This year the band issued the well-received album Couples, which was preceded by 2006’s Someone to Drive You Home. A compilation
of the group’s first four 7″ers titled, appropriately enough, Singles, is out today in England as
From the Long Blondes:
We have decided to call it a day.
The main reason for this is that I suffered from a stroke in June and
unfortunately I do not know when / if I will be well enough to play guitar
On behalf of the band I’d like to say a big thank you to anyone who ever came
to one of our shows, bought one of our records or danced to one of our songs in
a club. Thank you, if it wasn’t for you the whole thing would have been
Finally on a personal note, thanks for all your well wishing messages.