Longview (British band)

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Origin Manchester, England
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2002–present
Website www.longviewmusic.com
Members Rob McVey
Aidan Banks
Doug Morch
Francesco Mendolia
Past members Matt Dabbs
Ulrich Schnauss

Longview is a British indie rock band from London.


Its members are chief songwriter Rob McVey, guitarist Doug Morch, bassist Aidan Banks and drummer Francesco Mendolia. Original drummer Matt Dabbs left the band for family reasons during 2007. German electronic musician and record producer Ulrich Schnauss joined the band between 2005 and 2010 but left to concentrate on various other projects. The band formed in Manchester in 2002, and built its reputation with several appearances at The Night and Day Café. Longview subsequently signed to 14th Floor Recordings. Their debut album, Mercury, was released in July 2003. Several singles were released from the album including their best known song, "Further", which featured on One Tree Hill and in commercials for the US Open. Notable other releases included a cover of Depeche Mode's "Stripped" which was only available as a digital download or on limited edition vinyl, and "In a Dream".[1][2]

Band members[edit]

  • Robert Duncan McVey - vocals, guitar (2002-present)
  • Aidan Banks - bass (2002-present)
  • Doug Morch - lead guitar (2002-present)
  • Francesco Mendolia - drums (2011–present)
Former members
  • Matt Dabbs - drums (2002-2007)
  • Ulrich Schnauss - keyboards (2005–2010)


Studio albums[edit]

  • Mercury (2003) No. 45 UK, re-issue (2005) No. 29 UK

Remix albums[edit]

  • Subversions (2005)


  • "Further" (2002)
  • "When You Sleep" (2002) No. 74 UK
  • "Nowhere" (2003) No. 72 UK
  • "Falling For You" (vinyl only) (2003)
  • "Electricity" (vinyl only) (2003)
  • "Further" (second release) (2003) No. 27 UK
  • "Can't Explain" (2003) No. 51 UK
  • "Still" (2004) (Not eligible)
  • "Stripped" (2004) (vinyl only)
  • "In A Dream" (2004) No. 38 UK
  • "Coming Down" / "When You Sleep" (remix) (2005) No. 32 UK
  • "Further" (remix) (2005) No. 24 UK


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