Long Blondes Want More Rock Chicks
(Male) drummer Screech reckons there should be more where his girl-fronted band came from...
Sheffield band Long Blondes are set to smash the top 20 this weekend with 'Once And Never Again' - and now they reckon it's time for more female-fronted rock bands.
The five-piece are fronted by the stylish Kate Jackson, with Renee on bass and Emma on keyboard - and two boys: Screech on drums and Dorian on lead guitar.
Screech told MTV.co.uk the band are injecting a much-needed dose of femininity into the indie music scene.
"The bands that are out there are all very masculine; we offer something different, there's a sensitivity to us that you don't find in all male acts," he said.
"I hope we do shake the scene up a bit as there's no real precedent - the last successful female-fronted band was Elastica.
"I still think there's a bit of sexism in the industry and there's a chicken and egg situation going on - if people don't take the risk then the cycle is never going to be broken."
The curly-topped sticksman continued, "It's weird because it's not like I see them as three girls anyway - they're just my band mates.
"Although they do have really good makeup and they're good at dying hair..!"