EP Review: Blondes – Out The Neighbourhood

Blondes are an up and coming indie rock band from the Nottingham in the UK – they’ve recently released a new EP titled Out The Neighbourhood and it really helps to show how talented they are as a band. I really enjoyed it – read on below to find out more!

By Jane Howkins

They shot to fame with their song Coming Of Age which became big on TikTok – there were fears it could be a bit of a flash in the pan, but the six songs on Out The Neighbourhood show that the band have substance as well as style, making it all the more impressive that this is their debut release. The band’s music is along the indie rock lines, reminding me a lot of the music that became popular in the early noughties, although they have managed to avoid the typical landfill indie tropes, which is definitely a good thing!

The songs here are fairly upbeat – the title track is a great example of Blondes’ sound, featuring noodly guitar melodies and frontman Will Potter’s powerful vocals. Some of the songs here have been released previously (for example Street Fight & Minimum Wage) but the other songs are new. The lyrics are particularly impressive and show a band with great songwriting skills, showing great promise for their future.

Low On The Comedown has a more classic indie vibe to it with jangly guitar melodies running through it, whereas Lavender has a slowed down feel to it, making for a nice change in sound compared to the rest of the songs here. Overall, Out The Neighbourhood is a fantastic debut release and one that shows a lot of hope for the future for Blondes – I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next time around!