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"Manchester's Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that's steeped in classic British pop songwriting" - NME

Blossoms are Tom Ogden (Vocals/Guitar), Charlie Salt (Bass), Josh Dewhurst (Guitar), Joe Donovan (Drums) & Myles Kellock (Keys). All five band members live in Stockport and all played in several different local bands until, in their words, they “formed a, sort of, Stockport supergroup”. “We were reincarnated from the ashes of four separate musical endeavours who had previously played on the same bill together.” Being quarantined in a rehearsal room for the best part of 12 months and an endless stream of live shows brought Blossoms together as an orchestrated, musical gunship. In that time the band grew tighter and developed their sound. Psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are Stockport’s newest (and arguably finest) musical export. Debut single ‘Blow’ hit the airwaves at the tail end of 2014 with radio play on BBC Radio One, and live sessions on BBC 6 Music and XFM. The single was produced by The Coral’s James Skelly at Parr St Studios in Liverpool and released through his own label Skeleton Key Records. Their second, suitably stunning, single 'Cut Me And I'll Bleed', again produced by Skelly, is available now. The Liverpool / Manchester collaboration came about after Skelly saw one of the band’s early tracks on Youtube and invited them to his studio. The band said: “James Skelly from The Coral heard a track of ours [You Pulled A Gun On Me], loved it and was like, ‘You’s are f***ing boss. Come & jam with me’. When the man who who’s written some of the greatest guitar tunes in the last 10 years, invites you down the M62 to go to his house for tea, first you pinch yourself and then you ask, ‘do you want us to bring some dessert?’ and get down there.”

The band have already toured extensively across the UK, with excursions into Europe. They follow their sold out 2014 autumn tour with another run of headline shows in February and March. The five piece will also head to US and Japan before the end of April. Blossoms’ story continues to write itself at a rapid pace.

My Bands Sessions

Wednesday, March 18

8:00pm CDT