UK DATES – JULY & SEPTEMBER 2023
IN SEPARATION EP DUE 14th JULY
Following continued support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing for their recent singles Beautiful World and Love In The Afternoon – alongside numerous editorial playlists across Spotify, Apple and Amazon – and recent live dates supporting Inhaler and Mt Joy, Liverpool / Nottingham indie rock troubadours BLONDES have announced further live dates in July and September in support of their forthcoming IN SEPARATION EP, to be released by Lab Records / C3 Records on 14 July.
Thu 13 LIVERPOOL Kazimier Stockroom
Wed 26 LONDON Hoxton Colours
Sun 17 MANCHESTER Castle
Mon 18 BRISTOL Crofters Rights
Tue 19 SHEFFIELD Record Junkee
Wed 20 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade
Talking about the new EP, the band say: “In Separation is a collection of songs written and recorded over the past two years. It’s a project that explores the ways in which we become disconnected from one another, taking you on an emotional journey through separation to reconciliation. It speaks to the ways we live with, and without, each other. We feel it reflects more of the breadth of our songwriting than our first project, with us having matured a little both personally and musically since Coming Of Age and our Out The Neighbourhood EP.”
Capturing more of the warm, invigorating aesthetic they have been developing in recent times, the EP sees BLONDES pursue a rich and immersive atmosphere throughout, continuing their ascent as one of the more mesmerising and euphoric bands emerging right now
Love in the Afternoon
Does It Rain On You?
Following the rapturous support for their 2021 Out The Neighbourhood EP, BLONDES knew that their next steps had extremely big boots to fill. Produced in parts by Rich Turvey and Anthony Genn, the IN SEPARATION EP sees them showcase some of their most passionate songwriting to date, drawing upon their experiences as four young adults coming of age in unusual times.
First forming at the University of Nottingham at the end of 2017, the four-piece quickly developed a loyal following of fans eager to get their hands on copies of their debut self-released EP. After two years of playing bars and eventually filling local venues, the real eureka moment for BLONDES came in the summer of 2019. Having attended Glastonbury Festival, the band were inspired to continue making music and to finally finish writing a song that guitarist Alex Davison had started several years previously; a song about chasing dreams that would eventually develop into Coming of Age. The anthemic chorus – “Here, something really could happen” – became the band’s self-fulfilling prophecy.
In October 2020, their single Coming Of Age became an overnight viral sensation on TikTok. Thousands of videos featuring the song appeared across the platform, racking up millions of views, and BLONDES were suddenly trending. In response, TikTok launched an official Coming of Age trend on behalf of the band, streams of the song went through the roof and record labels across the world began to take notice of the four young friends.
Following this initial success, the band signed with C3 Records, established in 2018 by Charlie Walker and Charles Attal, co-founders of C3 Management and C3 Presents, one of the world’s largest festival producers. Single releases Coming Of Age, Minimum Wage and Out The Neighbourhood followed, propelling BLONDES onto stages at Reading and Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin, Dot To Dot, Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds, and supporting Stereophonics and Inhaler on tour.