The First Single Is Available Now

‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ will be released in April

With the latest announcement, Blossoms will soon have 4 studio albums under their belt in a little under 6 years. In that time, the band have shot from a local pub band, to performing at the UK’s biggest venues and snapping up places near the top of the bill at some of the biggest festivals. Their latest album, titled ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ is set for release on 29th April, which sets them up perfectly for a string of dates in Summer, including support slots with The Killers.

Blossoms will support The Killers on their stadium tour in May and June and are confirmed for UK festivals Neighbourhood Weekender, Isle of Wight, Truck and Y Not. Here are the dates:
24th May – Doncaster, Keepmoat Stadium – supporting The Killers
29th May – Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender
30th May – Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium – supporting The Killers
6th June – Falkirk, Stadium – supporting The Killers
9th June – Norwich, Carrow Road – supporting The Killers
11th June – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford – supporting The Killers
18th June – Isle of Wight Festival
17th July – London, Finsbury Park – supporting George Ezra
21st July – Oxfordshire, Truck Festival
29th July – Derbyshire, Y Not Festival

Alongside the news of their forthcoming album, the  band have also shared the title track from the album and its accompanying video, directed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, who worked on the band’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums.

Ribbon Around The Bomb is the first new music from Blossoms since their ‘vibrant single’ (NME) Care For, which was released in 2021. Care For gained great support from radio, with the track being playlisted and made the ‘Hottest Record’ by Radio 1, as well as getting on the B-List with Radio 2. The track was also added to key streaming playlists, including Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’, ‘All New All Now’ and ‘The Indie List’.

Speaking about the new album and single, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden says:

While on tour in 2019 in Mexico, I visited Frida Kahlo’s house. Looking at her paintings on show, someone had described one of them as being like a ‘ribbon around a bomb’. I immediately thought that it was a great title for a song and album because of the imagery that it evoked in my mind. I thought about how lots of things in life could be described as being a ribbon around a bomb in the sense that as people we often dress things up which have a darkness lying beneath them’.

Blossoms are playing a series of live shows in the UK this summer, including headline appearances at Y Not? and Truck Festival, as well as a run of support dates with The Killers. Full details on Blossoms live dates in 2022 are here.

Ribbon Around The Bomb tracklist:

The Writer’s Theme

Ode To NYC

Ribbon Around The Bomb

The Sulking Poet

Born Wild

The Writer

Everything About You

Care For

Cinerama Holy Days

Edith Machinist

Visions

The Last Chapter