Appearing out of nowhere at the end of 2013, anonymous busker Longy selfreleased a stunning debut EP he recorded in a shed in East London while he was sofasurfing and sleeping rough. The five track CD was awarded Xfm Demo of the Year, resulting in celebrity fans and a string of packedout gigs in some of the darkest and sweatiest venues in London and beyond. All of this without putting a single track online.
Without easing off the gas for a moment, Longy and his scraggly trumpeteer, The Feralchild, recruited a rhythm section and headed straight back into the studio (although this time it was the beautiful Round Chapel in Hackney) and recorded a followup EP due for release in May 2014.
The first taster is ‘Love Schizophrenia’, a single that takes the listener nosediving into a raucous drama? an exploration of the self, coupled with an infectious melody and blisteringlyfast bassline, layered with haunting piano stabs. The fastpaced instrumental juxtaposes a brutallyhonest lyrical introspection of the pain and madness of a turbulent relationship.
Longy tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Mar 2014.
Official website whoislongy.com