We are delighted to say that we are once again joined by our original guitarist, Renaldo McKim. He returns in time to add his skills to the new album, on which the backing tracks for keys, drums and bass are mostly complete, together with most of the guide vocals. However, we also have the joy of our first gig of 2023 to look forward to/rehearse for (April 16), with the added bonus of sprinkling some of the new songs into our set. See our Shows page for ticket links to all our Spring gigs.
Long Earth is a progressive rock band based in Glasgow, UK. Formed in 2016, the lineup has links to long established proggers Abel Ganz, at one point involving 4 former members.
In 2017, Long Earth released their debut album The Source, which received warm praise from critics and prog fans alike, and saw them established on the Scottish live scene, gigging alongside bands such as Abel Ganz, Crystal Palace and Alan Reed, who also featured on The Source as a guest narrator.
Following the introduction of former Abel Ganz vocalist Martin Haggarty in 2018, the band wrote and subsequently released their second album Once Around the Sun in March 2020 to universally strong reviews from DJs, journalists and bloggers, and featured heavily among many "best of 2020" lists. More gigs alongside Wobbler, Abel Ganz, Crystal Palace, Stuckfish and others followed before being cruelly interrupted by the Covid pandemic, before regrouping for a gig with Franck Carducci & the Fantastic Squad in March 2022, with more gigs to follow while work continues on the writing of album 3.
What the media say about Long Earth's Once Around the Sun
Jim Lawson, Prog Rock MusicTalk – “just go and get a copy........ a masterpiece of modern prog with huge leanings to the “old style,” played by musicians who have dreamed the dream and have now delivered the dream. The dream has a name, and the name is Once Around The Sun”
Rob Fisher – The Progressive Aspect - “It’s bloody brilliant.After that, frankly, there’s not much more that needs to be said… (a) seductively magnificent album”
Eddie McFadden, ProgCore Radio, Manchester Rock Radio & ListenLanarkshire – awarded “Album of the Year 2020"
Chuck Simons, Progrock.com - in the top 3 albums of 2020
AJ Bradford, House of Prog Radio - DJ choice top ten album of 2020
Mark & Rayna Monforti, Music in Widescreen/Progrock.com - one of the top 20 albums of 2020
Martin Hutchinson, Progradar - We see a band nearing their creative zenith. Take my advice, go and listen to what may well be one of 2020’s sublime releases
Geoff Penn, House of Prog Radio - A top-rated album that is sure to please all aficionados of well-constructed progressive rock including those who would normally favour a more metal infused offering 90/100
Nemo Dre, Future Feature Radio (Canada) - One of the top 10 albums of 2020
Peter Jones, Tales from the Tigermoth, Progzilla Radio - one of the year's top 5 albums
The Prog Mill, Progzilla Radio - voted by listeners as one of the top 30 albums of 2020
Progcritique (France) - Thank you for this beautiful music, powerful but never aggressive, and above all optimistic… 4.5 out of 5.
Dutch Progressive Rock Pages - one of the top 50 albums of the first half of 2020 (as chosen among all 11 writers) & one of the top ten albums of 2020 as chosen by writer Andre de Boer
The European Perspective – one of the best releases in UK & European progressive rock of 2020
Larne Peters ProgAlley (Germany) reviews – Loved The Source already, but this one’s another story: love it big, big! Well Done!!
Jacopo Vigezzi, Progressive Rock Journal - symphonies merged with Rock. Guitar and keyboards,….. For all lovers of the more symphonic and soft part of Prog
Strutter Magazine, Holland - All the fans of Pallas, IQ, Pendragon, Abel Ganz and such will absolutely love this album! 8.2/10
Steve & Lou's World of Prog show - It is a real triumph & the boys should be really proud of this one, this extended musical journey goes through so many musical styles and passages that it never once gets boring ...8.5/10