Blossoms have today announced details of a live premiere of the band’s brand-new film, Ribbon Around The Bomb. The film is directed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, who worked on the band’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums, as well as all of the music videos for Blossoms’ new album, Ribbon Around The Bomb, out 29th April. The film will be premiered at Stockport Plaza on 3rd May before the band play their new album in full. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Thursday 7th April here.
Speaking about the film, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden says:
‘What a joy it was making this film with Edwin Burdis. It was also great to work with my cousin Daniel Rigby, a BAFTA award winning actor, who brilliantly plays ‘The Writer’ who is trying to put on his new play ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’. Edwin’s unique style and vision really took the film to surreal corners, using editing techniques I’ve never come across before! The outcome is a quirky, dream-like film that we absolutely love’.
Edwin Burdis adds:
‘We created a script for this film so that we could rip it up…It was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Blossoms and such diversely talented practitioners and performers on this project. The Stockport Plaza was a joy to work in and it very much became an unexpected central character of the piece. Whilst a lot of time and care went into crafting the script, the cast and crew had full permission to improvise, which really allowed creativity to flow‘.
Blossoms new album is produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey. Standout tracks on the record include Ode To NYC, described by Tom as ‘a love letter to my favourite city, as well as my wife‘, The Writer which deals with the fear of and frustration associated with writers block and Everything About You, one of the album’s only love songs, which Tom says is ‘as honest as they come‘. Visions meanwhile contains one of the album’s key lyrics ‘Was I complete at 23‘, as Tom explains. ‘At 23 I had just had a number 1 album and begun my relationship with my now wife Katie. Reflecting on what I’d achieved at such a young age left me wondering, what now?’
Blossoms are playing a series of live gigs in the UK this summer, including an appearance at Glastonbury, as well as headline shows at Y Not? and Truck Festival, and a run of support dates with The Killers. Full details on Blossoms live dates in 2022 are here.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut Blossoms topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s Cool Like You charted at Number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles I Can’t Stand It, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and How Long Will This Last? Their third studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces was the band’s second UK Number 1 album and following the release of In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport in 2020, the band have now had four top 5 albums in the UK.