Blossoms have been carefully carving out their position in the canon of Great British Rock’n’Roll ever since the start of the year where they were listed as No. 4 on The BBC Sound Poll list and tipped as ‘ones to watch’ on countless other lists.
An alliance of best friends, all born in the same hospital – Stockport’s Stepping Hill, Blossoms’ pooled their resources in 2013 after playing independently in separate local groups. Taking their name from a pub on the 192 bus route to Manchester, Blossoms set up camp in the warehouse of bassist Charlie Salt’s Grandad’s scaffolding business, their rehearsal home to this day.
The forthcoming self-titled album was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, produced by the band’s sonic mentor, The Coral’s James Skelly and Rich Turvey. The pair produced early EPs Blown Rose and Charlemagne (No 1 in iTunes Alternative Chart as well Christmas No 1 in the UK Vinyl Chart), their first release of 2016 – the dark future-glam of At Most A Kiss (No.1 in the iTunes chart) and current radio hit ‘Getaway’ (playlisted across Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, Radio X and Absolute). “James has been really important for us,” says Ogden. “He can listen to one of our songs and instinctively know what bits to push forward. He’s got an amazing ear for a good pop melody. He just brings out our best, and makes it a little bit weird in the mix as only he can. Being fans of The Coral anyway, having him produce our debut album is a perfect marriage.”
Having sold out shows at London’s Scala and Manchester’s Albert Hall Blossoms are currently performing at Festivals up and down the country as well as in Europe. Having already performed at Field Day, The Great Escape, Parklife and Isle of Wight Festival the band will also be appearing at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Reading and Leeds, Kendal Calling, Festival No.6 and more.
Full album track listing below:
At Most A Kiss
Onto Her Bed
Cut Me and I’ll Bleed
My Favourite Room