Arrows

Our third album, Arrows, will be released on Deltasonic on April 6th. It’s taken a long time to get right but we’re really excited to share it with you.

 

 

  1. Arrows
  2. Punches
  3. Fractals
  4. Popic
  5. Beasts
  6. Deathmask
  7. Kroqd
  8. Brutalist
  9. Dancers
  10. Monuments

Listen to Deathmask now and pre-order on limited edition vinyl: http://hyperurl.co/TheLongcutArrows

Press:

Arrows

New album released 6th April 2018 on Deltasonic

Manchester band return with 6 minute single ‘Deathmask’:

Somewhere between utopia and dystopia The Longcut have constructed their own monolithic world. Impossible to place but undoubtedly familiar, on their new record Arrows, Manchester’s sonic architects have carved out their own Upside Down within the crevices of the North; sublimely sweet, bittersweet and bleak, where concrete blockades loom large, but songbirds emerge from clouds overhead.

7 years in the works but much less time in the making, several cuts of each song and two versions of the album later, Arrows embodies aggravation. Sliced, diced and layered up again for the 21st Century, Arrows shows strength from struggle through its stark contrasts; “We were going to call it ‘Monuments’ because of this process of chipping away and adding things,” tells bassist, Jon Fearon.

Whilst previous albums A Call and Response (2006) and Open Hearts (2009) were formulaic in structure Arrows was formed from the rolling approach of no clearly-defined beginning, middle or end. “Much of the album was born out of frustration with the whole process,” reveals the band’s vocalist and drummer, Stuart Ogilvie of the album’s brutal leanings. “Like even when you know good things are happening in your life, other situations can get you down. That balance or imbalance is felt by everyone so hopefully people can hear this journey and relate.”

Behemoth of a lead single ‘Deathmask’ is the perfect case in point. Energetic, menacing and mesmerising, the words came together very quickly. “I was walking home in a pretty shitty mood and this really ominous weather front came over,” recalls Stuart. “The sky went dark and there was this static electric feeling in the air, powerful and foreboding. That’s where the line “Under the gathering sulphur” comes from. It got me thinking about escapism; not to some sunny uplands, but to a place where the natural order was breaking down too.”

Raw, brutal, pounding the senses and always from the heart, The Longcut are ready to launch Arrows into 2018’s bleak and beautiful horizon.

 

The Social

We’ll be playing the excellent Social on the 4th of December. We’ll be experimenting on you with new songs from album 3 (incidentally we just got the final master).

We’re also playing with the brilliant Sink Ya Teeth, so you really need to get down early for them. Fantastic tunes here: soundcloud.com/sinkyateeth.

More through the link below.

The Longcut - The Social

http://www.thesocial.com/events/the-longcut/

Tunes between bands provided by the ever excellent Blowout.

Plissken 2017

We’re really excited to announce that we will be playing Plissken Festival on 1st December in Athens. We last played this festival back in 2010 in its first year and it was awesome, so we can’t wait for this one.

Plissken2017

Tickets: www.viva.gr/tickets/music/winter-plissken-festival/
Website: www.plisskenfestival.gr

Also, we thought you should probably know the album has a title, we’ve finally agreed on song order, and it’s been sent off for mastering. Soon…

Stirrings

We thought it was about time we joined Instagram and start getting the place ready for something new. Follow us through the link below.

Instagram

A Call & Response

Ten years ago we released our debut album, after taking far too much time in many studios with some very talented people to make it. We’re having a party at the Ruby Lounge on June 17th to celebrate, with a few friends playing live and DJing. You should come.

Details and tickets are here.

A Call & Response

We’re still hammering out the kinks and adding bells, whistles and sparkly bits to album 3. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for random and occasionally informative updates.

Cosmosis

We’re playing the Cosmosis festival at Victoria Warehouse next year (March 12th) , which we’re quite excited about because the lineup is superb, and with any luck we might have some new recordings bouncing around the internet. If you’re lucky mind, you know how slow we are…

Further details including tickets and that kind of thing at the Cosmosis website:

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www.cosmosisfestival.com

 

An Update

Stu recording YHTRTBYCH

We’re taking a break from recording for an ‘intimate’ show on Saturday 5th September at Dulcimer in Chorlton. Expect new
songs, the odd old one and maybe some rustiness. Tickets are here: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Dulcimer/AFTER-MATH-Presents-The-Longcut/12475314/

For more regular random photos, videos, vines etc check our Facebook and Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

A Party

Hello. Years ago we were rehearsing in some barely adequate space in north Manchester and heard another band through the wall who for once weren’t rubbish. In fact, they were pretty good! It turns out this was the Nine Black Alps, who we have since toured and got drunk with more times than we can remember. They’re playing their tenth anniversary show on December 14th at Gorilla, and we’ll be there as well. We may even test out more new songs on you, if they’ve been hammered into shape by then.

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If you’re wondering where our new records are they exist in various states in our heads and on our laptops. We’re working hard at the moment to get them ready.

Slightly more news and ramblings are available on our Twitter feed.

Hello

Stu Writing Feb 2013

We’re still alive, and working on album 3.

For more regular updates and to throw questions/abuse our way, click on the Twitter and Facebook links on the left.

More to follow…