After the rousing success of their recent singles “Love In The Afternoon” and “The Basement“, which have since been supported by BBC Radio 1 Future Artists with Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley’s BBC Introducing Show, and Dave Monks’ Introducing show on BBC Radio Merseyside, as well as countless Editorial playlists across Spotify, Apple and Amazon, Nottingham’s indie-rock band Blondes continue the support for their new EP ‘In Separation’ with the captivating new offering “Beautiful World”.


Capturing more of that warm and invigorating aesthetic they have been developing in recent years, “Beautiful World” sees them pursue a beautifully rich and immersive atmosphere throughout. Opting for a more euphoric and airy appeal this time around, their newest outing continues their ascent as one of the more mesmerising names emerging right now.

Speaking about “Beautiful World”, Alex from Blondes said, “Beautiful World feels like our first proper pop song. It’s my favourite that we’ve written so far. It’s about our relationship with our environment and each other. We wrote it to speak not just for ourselves but to anyone that finds themselves looking around at our world and wondering just how we’ve become so disconnected from one another and the planet. We hope you like it.”

Following the rapturous support for their 2021 collection ‘Out The Neighbourhood’, Blondes knew that their next steps had extremely big boots to fill. Produced in parts by Rich Turvey and Antony Genn, the new EP ‘In Separation’ sees them showcase some of their most passionate songwriting to date, capturing a warm and effervescent tone in the process.

Adding about the new EP, they said, “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.”

‘In Separation’ Tracklist:

1. Love in the Afternoon

2. The Basement

3. Beautiful World

4. Best Friends

5. Does It Rain on You?

6. Conversations

Fresh off the back of a run of support shows for Inhaler on their recent UK tour, Blondes have also announced a string of new live dates for the months ahead. See below for the full list of upcoming live performances.

Blondes UK Live Dates:

5th June – O2 Academy, Liverpool. (Inhaler support)

6th June – Lead Mill, Sheffield. (Inhaler support)

14th June – Electric Brixton, London (Mount Joy support)

15th June – Band on the Wall, Manchester (Mount Joy support ) 

Drawing upon their experiences as four young adults coming of age in unusual times, Blondes capture both the euphoria and nostalgia of growing up in their unique brand of guitar and synth driven indie pop.

First forming at the University of Nottingham at the end of 2017, the foursome grew a loyal following of local fans, eager to get their hands onto copies of their self-released EP. After two years of playing bars and eventually filling local venues, including a sold-out show at Rough Trade, 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 finally finish writing a song that Alex had started years previously; a song about chasing dreams that would eventually develop into ‘Coming of Age’. “Here, something really could happen”, the anthemic chorus became the band’s self-fulfilling prophecy.

In October 2020, their single “Coming of Age” became an overnight viral sensation on TikTok, clocking more than 1.7 billion views to date. Thousands of videos featuring the song appeared across the platform, racking up millions of views. Suddenly, Blondes were trending on the internet. 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 4 young friends.

Following this initial success, Blondes signed with C3 Records, which was 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 & Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin, Dot to Dot, Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds, and supporting Stereophonics and Inhaler on tour.



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