Blossoms have announced their fourth studio album ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’, due out on 29 April 2022.

The band have also revealed the full-length’s title track alongside an official music video, directed by Edwin Burdis.

‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ is their first new music since dropping single ‘Care For’ last year.

Frontman Tom Ogden commented, “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.”


The indie pop outfit’s upcoming release is produced by their long-term collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character ‘The Writer’.

Ogden explained, “The more songs I wrote, the more I realised that the writer referenced in the songs was in fact me. Having been so busy for the past eight years I and the band have never really had the chance to step back and reflect on what we’ve achieved. You’re so focused on the future; write the next album then tour. Your life is usually mapped out at least two years in advance.”

Blossoms have lined-up a series of live shows across the UK this summer, including appearances at Neighbourhood Weekender, Y Not? and Truck Festival, as well as a run of stadium support dates with The Killers.

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Blossoms ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ Full Album Tracklisting:

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
The Last Chapter

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