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Live at the Riverside Newcastle - 24th May
The Longsands are pleased to announce they will be playing their 1st headline show in Newcastle for nearly 11 months on Sat 24th May at the newly revamped Riverside Club in Newcastle.......<read more>

2nd Album Update
After a much needed break we want to assure you all that the band are alive and well......<read more>

News from London
After performing in January to a sell out crowd of fans and industry big wigs at The Boogaloo in London we have some exciting news to report.......<read more>


Longsands confirm The Cluny gig re-scheduled
The Longsands are pleased to confirm that our gig at The Cluny has been re-scheduled for Fri 28th June......<read more>

Cluny Gig Cancelled
Those of you who know him well will understand Paul, our drummer, has had a very tough time in his personal life over the last month. Things have been unpredictable, as life can be sometimes......<read more>

Newcastle band The Longsands are counting down the days in the run up to their latest trip out on the road. Invited by Ocean Colour Scene to support them on their upcoming tour......<read more>

Newcastle band The Longsands announced today that they will be headlining the bill for support bands at this years North East Fake Festivals......<read more>

New Year Update
The Longsands are hoping that 2013 will be their year after performing a live session on The Bob Harris show for BBC Radio 2......<read more>


Live DVD Out Now
The Longsands would like to thank all of our fans for making the DVD launch at the Cluny last Sunday a very special night......<read more>

Welcome Aboard Callum!
The Longsands are pleased to announce their search for a new bass player is over.......<read more>

Live Session on Radio 2 Confirmed!
The Longsands can confirm that they have been invited to perform live on national BBC Radio Two by the legendary DJ and presenter ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris......<read more>

A Message From Gaz, Our Bass Player
Unfortunately, on a personal level for me, as things continue to progress and the future prospects of The Longsands look brighter than ever, it is now time for me to hang up my boots......<read more>

Live DVD Launch & Xmas Gig
The Longsands will be celebrating the Xmas period and the release of their 1st ever Live DVD with a launch gig at The Cluny in Newcastle on Sunday 9th December......<read more>

Twisted Wheel Gig Cancelled This Sunday
Regretfully The Longsands have had to cancel their support slot this Sunday (7th Oct) at Newcastle O2 Academy with Twisted Wheel due to a minor injury to drummer Paul Stephenson’s wrist......<read more>

Worlds Collide - First Review by AAA Music
Click here to read the first review of The Longsands new single 'Worlds Collide' released this week.......<read more>

New Single Worlds Collide Out Now!
The Longsands are pleased to announce that the next Single taken from the debut album 'Meet Me In Spanish City' is available to download from today!......<read more>

Worlds Collide - New Video Released
In the run up to the next single 'Worlds Collide' The Longsands are pleased to launch the new video this week on YouTube......<read more>

Longsands Summer Schedule Live
The Longsands are pleased to confirm their Summer Festival dates for the next 2 months! Click here to find out dates and ticket information now......<read more>

More Reviews and Interviews including Sky Sports News!
As sales continue to rise for the debut album, so does the online press and media. Please see articles below including a feature on the Sky ......<read more>

Album Launch Gig Review
Click here to read a review of the album launch gig at Newcastle University from Shutter Magazine!......<read more>

Debut Album - First Review with Ring Master Reviews
The Longsands debut album, due for release on Monday 11th June, received its first full review this week. Click here to read the review courtesy of Ring Master Reviews.......<read more>

New Single Available now on Amazon
Today see's the release of The Longsands latest single 'Shut Your Mouth' taken from the debut album due out next week......<read more>

‘Shut Your Mouth’ - Pre Order Yours Now
The Longsands are pleased to announce that the next single from their debut album ‘Meet Me in Spanish City’ is available to pre-order now. ‘Shut Your Mouth’ is released on Monday 4th June 2012 but you can order your copy now......<read more>

'Meet Me In Spanish City' Available to Pre Order Now!
The eagerly awaited debut album from The Longsands 'Meet Me In Spanish City' is now available to Pre Order for download on iTunes......<read more>

Newcastle band The Longsands have caught the ear of former Eurythmics Guitarist and producer Dave Stewart via the social networking website Twitter......<read more>

Longsands Feature on Sky Tyne & Wear News
As the popular Sky News channel expands into regional areas The Longsands were offered a feature slot on the Tyne & Wear Sky news website. Click here to watch the video interview and write up.......<read more>

The Longsands are delighted to announce that Bluetones’ front man Mark Morriss will be making a special guest appearance at their album launch on Fri 8th of June at Newcastle University......<read more>

Shut Your Mouth featured on Alex Lester's BBC Radio 2 Show!
The Longsands were found rubbing shoulders with the likes of Keane amongst others on Friday night as the new single 'Shut Your Mouth' received its first national air play......<read more>

ian invited to take part in the talk sport celebrity football predictor
Longsands Guitarist and Songwriter Ian Barnes was invited to take part in the TALK SPORT band football predictor for last weekends Premier League games............<read more>

longsands interview with 'Rocksucker'
Click here to read Ian talking about the sporting challenges and the debut album release amongst other things..........<read more>

ian's interview with football burp
Earlier this week Ian took some time out to speak to online magazine 'Football Burp'. Click here to read it now..........
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Ambershift Confirmed as support for Album launch night
The Longsands are BUZZING to announce that the 1st support act confirmed for our album launch at Newcastle University SU is AMBERSHIFT..........
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Interview with Online Blog Site Purple Soul
In the first of a new feature, Purple Soul interviews Ian Barnes, singer and guitarist with North East rock band - The Longsands, talking about where it all started, song writing inspiration, comparisons to Avram Grant and taking on Mike Tyson..........
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Longsands Gig Review Support CAST @ The O2 Academy
The Stones Roses, Happy Monday, and erm Dodgy a few of indie bands that have reformed this year along with other ‘Britpop’ legends - Cast. Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast as a ‘religious experience’ a glowing endorsement if there ever was one..........
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Debut Album Launch Gig @ Newcastle Uni - Fri 9th June
This is the big one people!!! The Biggest headline show The Longsands have ever played! This is 'the' Longsands gig to be at! We hope you will support us and join the celebrations..........
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pretty green instore gig review - video & photo's
Click here to see the review and footage from last weeks instore gig @ Pretty Green store in Newcastle courtesy of Jayd Photography...............
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frankie goes mad for local band
Former Gangland Enforcer 'Mad Frankie Fraser' met up with Indie band The Longsands on a flying visit to Newcastle recently and tipped the five piece band for success in 2012................
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pretty green instore gig - thursday 15th march
If The Longsands are not a band currently on your radar they need to be. The Jam’s Bruce Foxton called them ‘One of the best bands I have worked with’ following their 16 date UK tour which saw The Longsands gather momentum on a national level...............
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longsands to support CAST!
The Longsands are pleased to announce they will be main support for CAST at Newcastle 02 Academy on March 29th. We have been issued 100 half price tickets so please get in touch ASAP to book yours...............
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Longsands Supporting Ocean Colour Scene
We are pleased to announce that The Longsands will be main support for an Ocean Colour Scene unplugged show with Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison at Factory 251 on Fri 24th Feb..............
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longsands to support OCS legend steve craddock
Million selling songwriter, accomplished musician, sharp dresser and all round top bloke, Steve Cradock is familiar to most as the long-serving guitarist in Paul Weller&rsquo;s band. What&rsquo;s less well known is his capacity for writing the sort of heart-melting pop songs most bands would give their eye-teeth for..............
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