With a debut album full of good songs primed for release
the next thing would be to give it a great title or a good
one at least. How was the selection process for the title?
Was it a long drawn out period? Were there countless names
added onto lists?
"There was no special reason," begins Stuart. "It
was a name that just came. It was something that came into
my head. I quite liked it because it went with the feeling
of the album. It's quite direct. I can't really explain it
but it did seem to go at the time."
"There weren't any lists but there were plenty of texts,"
laughs Lee. "It was also the only one that we all agreed
"There was one original title for quite some time and
it was shocking," admits Jon, emphasising on the word
"It wasn't shocking. It just wasn't good," replies
"The universal opinion was that it was shocking. A very
small selection of people liked it," continues Jon.
"Very small," says Lee with a large smile.
Jon holds up three fingers behind Lee.
It seems that finally everything is coming together for The
Longcut. The name has been whispered in corridors at gigs
around the country for at least three years. However the band's
own story suggests something other than a long hard slog before
reaping rewards. >>