Following their recent run of dates with Inhaler – whose debut album, It Won’t Always Be Like This, reached #1 in the UK – and triumphant performances at Leeds and Reading festival, Nottingham’s BLONDES have released their new single STREET FIGHT. Recorded at Coastal Sound Studios in Liverpool, this is the band’s third single since signing with Austin, TX label C3 Records.
You can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWLZIBelJk
And watch videos for the band’s first two singles here:
COMING OF AGE video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uy8JrIQ-r4
MINIMUM WAGE video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZKCweuphrU
BLONDES continue their festival appearances, and make a return to Nottingham as special guests to Sports Team, as follows:
Sat 25 BRISTOL Dot to Dot Festival
Sun 26 NOTTINGHAM Dot to Dot Festival
Sat 02 LIVERPOOL Sound City Festival
Sat 16 LEEDS Live at Leeds Festival
Wed 17 NOTTINGHAM Rock City (with Sports Team)
Sat 11 BIRMINGHAM Sonic Wave Festival
BLONDES began three years ago at Nottingham University, meeting as freshers from widely disparate areas of the UK. The eureka moment for them came in the summer of 2019 whilst watching a set from The Vaccines at Glastonbury Festival, during which they heard an impassioned speech encouraging the audience to start a band and be fearless in chasing their dreams.
BLONDES took this as encouragement to finish a song that guitarist Alex Davison had started writing several years previously; a song about chasing dreams that would eventually become the debut single Coming of Age. The anthemic chorus (“Here, something really could happen”) became the band’s prophecy. Armed with self-belief and a handful of great songs, they agreed that they would not return home after finishing university, instead moving in together to focus on their career in Nottingham.
It was in October 2020 that social media helped catapult the band to the next step. Coming of Age became viral on TikTok as thousands of videos featuring the song appeared across the platform, racking up millions of views. BLONDES were suddenly trending on the internet. In response, TikTok launched an official Coming of Age trend on behalf of the band, resulting in millions of streams of the song as record labels across the world began to take notice.
Following this initial success, the band 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. BLONDES have since been back in the studio recording their highly anticipated debut EP for the label, due to be released later this year.
WILL POTTER | vocals
ALEX DAVISON | guitar
DANIEL STROUD | guitar and drums
TOM HERBERT | bass