Nottingham’s indie pop four-piece Blondes release new single Minimum Wage, the highly anticipated follow up to 2020’s debut single Coming of Age, which became a viral sensation after featuring on TikTok and reaching over 3.5M streams.
Minimum Wage, recorded at Coastal Sound Studios, Liverpool and produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral, Courteeners, Vistas, BLOXX), explores the bittersweet notions of growing older, whilst delivering an intoxicating, infectious melody prime for summertime. The track is Blondes’ second release after signing to C3 Records, Austin, Texas, with the band’s debut EP scheduled for release later this year. A video for Minimum Wage, directed by James Slater, is set to follow soon.
Alex Davison, Blondes guitarist says: “There’s a moment, and it creeps up on you, where you suddenly find yourself older, stuck in a job that you don’t really like, and with very little financial reward, watching everyone and everything around you growing and changing. And you realise that this isn’t what you hoped for, and yet you can’t hold onto that, because life rarely turns out as you expect. Things change, people change, and in ways you can’t control. But you can control how you respond, and how you respond is key and will define your life.”
Minimum Wage follows the recent announcement that the band have joined the Liverpool Sound City 2021 line-up, playing live on Saturday 2nd October, with further festival appearances and live dates to be announced soon.
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 brand of guitar and synth driven indie pop.
Since forming at the University of Nottingham at the end of 2017, the foursome started out by playing covers in bars and building a growing following in their ‘home’ city of Nottingham, that’s since expanded across the world. The four boys met as freshers, when Stroudy (guitar & drums), Will Potter (vocals & keys), Alex Davison (guitar & drums), and Tom Herbert (bass) started the band.