“Bottle” Max Bloom

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day,' is "Bottle" by Max Bloom
"Bottle" by Max Bloom

Max Bloom’s life and music has evolved. It seems like a lifetime ago, the singer/songwriter was part of the UK power pop band Yuck. The group toured with Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Alvvays, and played Coachella and Glastonbury. Bloom’s own taste was moving away from the ‘90s indie rock that had informed his songwriting with Yuck, and the breakdown of an eight-year-long relationship was the catalyst for him to start making his own music in 2017. Facing severe depression, the end of a long-term relationship and a migration back to his family home, Bloom started crafting solo material as a way to process those changes. Writing without the pressure of an established audience or a predefined sound allowed him to explore different ways of creating. Bloom, recently released the track “Bottle,” the song, follows his previous single “Call Me When It’s Over,  and available via Anniversary Records.

Max Bloom on “Bottle:”

“This song is about the moment when my ex-girlfriend and I ended our relationship after 8 years. It was just after Christmas, and we met up in a busy bar in Soho. She gave me a bag of Christmas presents from her family. She broke her stoicism for one second to say the words ‘I always thought that we’d be together forever,’ and I completely broke down. Suddenly, for the first time in 8 years, I found myself completely alone. I’ve come a long way since then, but the way I felt at that moment will stay with me forever.”

Max Bloom
Tour Dates

Dec 4: Leeds, Headrow House – Tickets here 
Dec 5: Oxford, The Library – Tickets here
Dec 6: Leeds, Cafe Kino – Tickets here
Dec 7: Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom – Tickets here
Dec 8: Manchester, Jimmy’s – Tickets here
Dec 9: London, Paper Dress Vintage – Tickets here