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With their previously unveiled singles “Love In The Afternoon“, “The Basement” and “Beautiful World” 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, landing on editorial playlists across Spotify, Apple and Amazon, as well as “Beautiful World” topping Hype Machine three times in recent weeks, Nottingham’s indie-rock troubadours Blondes have now released their eagerly-awaited new EP ‘In Separation‘, alongside the vibrant new single “Does It Rain On You?“.
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, Blondes Alex Davison explains, “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 collection’s final single “Does It Rain On You?” stands as a shining example of the inventive approach the band have adopted throughout this new EP. Conjuring more of that riveting 90s-inspired aesthetic they are quickly becoming synonymous for, they look to close out this chapter of their journey with a wonderfully bright and joyous entry to their sprawling catalogue.
Adding about “Does It Rain On You?”, “This one has gone straight to the top of our setlist, we’ve been opening our live shows with it before it’s even come out since it’s such a head bopper. It started as a demo built out of some spliced up drum samples and shoegazey guitars, and with the help of Antony Genn we transformed it into a gritty, dancy, 90s-inspired banger.”
Off the back of a run of support shows for Inhaler and Mount Joy and festival dates including The Great Escape, Blondes recently announced a run of September tour dates. Their EP launch gig last night July 13th at Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool SOLD-OUT and they have a London headline show at Colours, Hoxton on July 26th.
Blondes UK Live Dates:
26th July – Colours, Hoxton, London (ticket link HERE)
17th September – Castle Hotel, Manchester (ticket link HERE)
18th September – The Crofters Rights, Bristol (ticket link HERE)
19th September – Record Junkie, Sheffield (ticket link HERE)
20th September – Rough Trade, Nottingham (ticket link HERE)
‘In Separation’ Tracklist:
1. Love in the Afternoon
2. The Basement
3. Beautiful World
4. Best Friends
5. Does It Rain on You?