Drawing upon their experiences as four young adults coming of age in unusual times, BLONDES capture both the euphoria of adolescence and the nostalgia of growing up in their unique blend of guitar and synth driven indie.
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 develop into the debut single Coming of Age. The anthemic chorus (“Here, something really could happen”) became the band’s self-fulfilling prophecy. Armed with an inherent 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 then 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.
They will perform with Stereophonics at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 28th 2021.