Alternative-Rock Pop-Rock four-piece band from Manchester ENGLAND, formed in 2002 by vocalist Rob McVey, guitarist Doug Morch, bassist Aidan Banks and drummer Matt Dabbs.
They initially recorded a single called "Further", which was followed
by a couple of indie EPs and in the spring of 2003 was re-released their
debut single which spent one week on the British Pop chart reaching the
the #31 spot; around the same time Longview finished recording their debut full-length
album, "Mercury" and ended the year with a tour of the U.K.
opening for Elbow.
During 2004 the band signed to Columbia Records for the U.S. releases; their North American debut album, "Mercury", hit stores in March 2005.