If you’re not yet familiar with Blossoms, now’s the time to get acquainted. Fresh from being named the only guitar band in BBC’s Sound of 2016 list, they look set to become the latest in a long line of north-western (they’re from Stockport, not quite Manchester) exports to make a splash across the UK as they embark on their latest headline tour.
They’ve already shown their ability to transcend genres, with the shimmering synths and pop-hooks of their two latest efforts, Charlemagne and At Most a Kiss, rollicking alongside their indie sensibilities to show that their organically derived sound has the substance to match the hype of their fourth placed Sound of 2016 finish. In an era of Instagram songwriters who spend more time choosing a flattering filter than writing a single, Blossoms euphoric pop-rock hybrid provides that rare combination of style and substance lusted for by listeners.
With all five members being born in the same hospital and sharing the same neighbourhoods, Blossoms embraced their surroundings, harnessing their sound by rehearsing in a grandfather’s scaffolding yard. Even their warehouse couldn’t contain the size of the choruses coming from them, however, and with their debut album set to drop later this year, it won’t be long before they become the next Greater Manchester band to come into bloom.
Blossoms play Concorde 2 on February 19th as part of their UK and Ireland tour. Tickets £10+bf, available here.
By Lennon Craig