The Olympia Theatre, Dublin: 4th March 2020
+ Special Guests, The LATHUMS.
Having last week revealed details of their highly anticipated third album, Foolish Loving Spaces (release date January 31st 2020), Blossoms have now announced a tour of Ireland for February and March 2020. The very fab five-piece, from Stockport, will play the following shows,
2020 Tour Dates:
29th February – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
1st March – Dolans, Limerick
3rd March – Limelight Club, Belfast
4th March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Blossoms have revealed the details of their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces. Set for release on January 31, 2020, Foolish Loving Spaces is the follow up to the band’s 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features recent single Your Girlfriend, released earlier this year.
Foolish Loving Spaces was produced by the band’s consistent and talented team of James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. Tom Ogden’s increasingly direct lyrical range turns album three into a romantic page-turner of light and shade, while its divergent moods are supplied by Myles Kellock’s piano and keyboard lines, careering from urgent stabs of TV game show-theme synth to more classic, rolling notes. The record’s multi-instrumental colour and widescreen sound is provided by pedal steel / lead guitarist Josh Dewhurst, while Joe Donovan on drums and Charlie Salt on bass bring fluidly danceable grooves throughout, complemented on occasion by a wall of gospel harmony.
Speaking about the inspiration for the album, the band explain:
The album is a pure celebration of love in all of its splendid and baffling guises, toying with the so-called sins of lust and forbidden infatuation. It’s inspired by a summer spent listening to ‘Stop Making Sense’, ‘The Joshua Tree’ & ‘Screamadelica’.
Tracklist for ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’:
1. If You Think This Is Real Life
2. Your Girlfriend
3. The Keeper
4. My Swimming Brain
5. Sunday Was A Friend Of Mine
6. Oh No (I Think I’m In Love)
7. Romance, Eh?
8. My Vacant Days
9. Falling For Someone
10. Like Gravity
This summer saw Blossoms play their biggest gig to date - a triumphant, hometown show at Stockport County’s 20,000 capacity Edgeley Park, which sold out in minutes and was described as a ‘slam-dunk’ by NME. They launched their ‘Blossoms Pubcast’ in March, which has topped the iTunes podcast charts.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut full length 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? https://www.blossomsband.co.uk/