BLONDES SET TO SUPPORT INHALER AND SPORTS TEAM
ALONGSIDE FESTIVAL SLOTS AT LEEDS / READING, DOT TO DOT, LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY, LIVE AT LEEDS AND SONIC WAVE
Nottingham’s BLONDES have been confirmed as main support on further dates with Irish band Inhaler whose debut album, It Won’t Always Be Like This, recently reached #1 in the UK. This follows previous announcements that BLONDES have been added to Leeds and Reading festival alongside further festival appearances at Bristol and Nottingham Dot to Dot, Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds and Birmingham Sonic Wave, and a return to Nottingham to join Sports Team in November. Full dates as below
Sun 15 KINGSTON Pryzm (with Inhaler)
Tue 17 PRESTON Continental (with Inhaler)
Thu 19 LONDON Hoxton Square Colours (with Inhaler)
Mon 23 BOURNEMOUTH Old Fire Station (with Inhaler)
Tue 24 SOUTHAMPTON Brook (with Inhaler)
Thu 26 LIVERPOOL EBGBs (with Inhaler)
Fri 27 LEEDS Festival
Sun 29 READING Festival
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 recently released an exclusive live video of last year’s debut single COMING OF AGE, which has so far achieved over 8 million streams. Recorded at Coastal Sound Studios in Liverpool, the video offers a glimpse into what audiences can expect when the band take to the road this year.
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
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.