One To Watch: Blossoms

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Describing themselves as a “mosaic five piece”, indie pop band Blossoms formed in 2013 and have a lot to be excited for the rest of this year. Blossoms have recently struck gold with ‘Charlemagne’, gaining millions of views across various streaming platforms. Even though Blossoms are swimming in a vast sea of other indie pop projects, ‘Charlemagne’ depicts something new. It is tight and well put together, not droning. Each instrumental part fits carefully into the full sequence and most importantly, it’s curiously catchy.

The boys; Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock have been working hard since their formation to come to where their are now, teetering on the release of their debut album on the 5th August. Their progression into recognition sparked an article from The Guardian entitled “Blossoms: from a scaffolding yard to the stars” because of their step up to performing arenas from where they began – filming the music video in a warehouse on a £60 budget. The article goes on to dub Blossoms “the biggest noise to come out of Greater Manchester in many years”.

Following successful performances at T in the Park, Truck Festival and Latitude, on the calendar this summer for Blossoms are sets at the famed Boardmasters Festival, Reading & Leeds, Festival No.6 and Ireland’s Electric Picnic. The end of summer won’t halt the live excitement for Blossoms however, as this month they announced they would be supporting Jake Bugg on his European tour in November, with dates in acclaimed cities such as Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Oslo among others. No doubt this will be an adventure where an international following for the band can grow.

Despite their recent rise, they keep it true to their roots and thoroughly feel the love for their hometown Stockport. They have planned a gig at the Stockport Plaza at midnight on their album release date to celebrate with the community they arose out of. So far tickets have sold like hotcakes, necessitating further ticket releases for the gig. The promotion poster for this unique event back on their own soil reads “BLOSSOMS HEART STOCKPORT”.

As mentioned, their self-titled debut album is out August 5th, yet their various singles from their first officially released sound in 2014 with ‘Blow’, to a much more developed impression in their most recent ‘My Favourite Room’ have been widely appreciated already. Blossoms are a certain one to watch for the rest of this year as they surely do have something new to bring to the table. Their album release and upcoming live performances could enhance their emergence even further, and enable them continue on the road to becoming one of the biggest and most exciting indie pop offerings of 2017.


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