Blondes are back with their highly anticipated EP
Nottingham's indie-rock darlings Blondes are back with their highly anticipated EP 'In Separation' and a vibrant new single titled "Does It Rain On You?". The band's previous singles, including "Love In The Afternoon," "The Basement," and "Beautiful World," gained widespread support from BBC Radio 1 Future Artists with Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley's BBC Introducing Show, and Dave Monks' Introducing show on BBC Radio Merseyside. These tracks also found their way onto popular editorial playlists on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon, with "Beautiful World" topping Hype Machine multiple times in recent weeks.
Blondes, known for their captivating 90s-inspired sound, have produced their latest EP, 'In Separation,' with a mix of passion and introspection. With contributions from Rich Turvey and Antony Genn, the band showcases their maturity and songwriting prowess, delivering an engaging and effervescent collection.
Alex Davison from Blondes explains the concept behind the EP, stating, "Our new EP '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."
The EP's final single, "Does It Rain On You?", exemplifies Blondes' innovative approach and serves as a joyous addition to their already impressive discography. With energetic beats and shoegaze-inspired guitars, the track has become a crowd favorite even before its official release.
Blondes have been making waves in the music scene, having recently supported Inhaler and Mount Joy on tour and gracing the stages of notable festivals like The Great Escape. Their EP launch gig at Kazimier Stockroom in Liverpool on July 13th was a sold-out success, and they have an upcoming headline show in London at Colours, Hoxton on July 26th.
The band has also announced a series of live performances in the UK, including Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, and Nottingham, throughout September. These shows promise to further captivate audiences with Blondes' distinctive blend of guitar-driven indie pop.
Blondes' rise to prominence began at the University of Nottingham in 2017, where they quickly gained a dedicated local following. Their self-released EPs garnered attention, leading to sold-out shows at venues like Rough Trade. However, their breakthrough moment arrived in 2019 when their song "Coming of Age" resonated with audiences, especially on TikTok, accumulating over 1.7 billion views to date. The viral success caught the attention of C3 Records, and subsequent releases such as "Minimum Wage" and "Out the Neighbourhood" solidified Blondes' place in the industry. They have since performed at major festivals and supported renowned acts like Stereophonics and Inhaler.
Blondes' 'In Separation' EP is a testament to their artistic growth and ability to capture the essence of youth and nostalgia in their music. With their infectious sound and undeniable talent, Blondes are poised to make an even bigger impact on the music scene.