Blossoms announce Ribbon Around The Bomb film and premiere

6 April 2022, 17:37 | Updated: 8 April 2022, 16:06

Blossoms have announced the details of a new film based around their upcoming album. Picture: Madeleine Penfold/Press

By Jenny Mensah

The Stockport five-piece have announced a film and a special premiere to accompany the release of their fourth studio album of the same name.

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Blossoms have announced a new film based around their upcoming album Ribbon Around The Bomb.

The Stockport band's fourth record will be released on 29th of April and the film of the same name will be released with a special premiere event and a performance from the band in their hometown.

Tom Ogden and co will head down to their hometown for the premiere at Stockport's Plaza on 3rd May 2022, after which they will play the new album in full.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday 7th April from 10 BST on Blossoms' website.

Watch the trailer for Ribbon Around The Bomb, which is directed by Arctic Monkeys‘ Creative Director, Edwin Burdis.

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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".

Meanwhile, Blossoms recently shared their new single, The Sulking Poet, which is our Radio X Record of The Week and frontman Tom Ogden explained how the song was inspired by a description he read of himself on a fan page.

"The title actually comes from a Blossoms fan page that referred to me as "the sulking poet", which I thought was funny, so I put it in a tune."

Tom also says of the title: "I have been told that I need to smile more from time to time. This song touches on the imposter syndrome I’ve sometimes felt in the past. How did I get here? Do I deserve it? Should I be enjoying myself more?’

Blossoms - Ribbon Around The Bomb track list:

  1. The Writer’s Theme
  2. Ode To NYC
  3. Ribbon Around The Bomb
  4. The Sulking Poet
  5. Born Wild
  6. The Writer
  7. Everything About You
  8. Care For
  9. Cinerama
  10. Holy Days
  11. Edith Machinist Visions
  12. The Last Chapter

After the release of their new album, Blossoms will head out on a tour of live dates, which include a slot supporting The Killers and an appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

Blossoms 2022 UK tour dates

  • 30th April Band On The Wall, Manchester
  • 5th May Pryzm, Kingston-upon-Thames
  • 24th May Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster (supporting The Killers)
  • 29th May Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
  • 30th May St Marys Stadium, Southampton (supporting The Killers)
  • 6th June Falkirk Stadium (supporting The Killers)
  • 9th June Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich (supporting The Killers)
  • 11th June Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (supporting The Killers)
  • 18th June Isle of Wight Festival
  • 22nd-26th June Glastonbury Festival
  • 17th July Finsbury Park (supporting George Ezra)
  • 21st July Truck Festival
  • 29th July Y Not Festival