Preview: Blossoms @ Concorde 2, 19/2/16

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

The Verse Staff

Join The Discussion!

Next Post

Exhibition Review: From Syria with Love @ ONCA Gallery

Sun Feb 14 , 2016
Syria is in trouble and they need our help. That was Baraa Ehsaan Kouja’s message, with organizing the exhibition ‘From Syria with Love’.  In this three day long exhibition we could see Syrian children’s artwork from Lebanese refugee camps, showing that these children have dreams, talent, and that we should […]

Get In Touch

contactverse@gmail.com

 

 

About us

The Verse is run by students, for students. If you’re studying at University of Brighton and you’d like to get involved by writing for us or becoming a sub-editor, we welcome you to contact us via email.

The Verse is funded and supported by Brighton Students’ Union.

The views expressed on The Verse online newspaper do not necessarily represent the views of Brighton Students’ Union, its management or employees. For more information or for any enquiries, please contact the Marketing and Communications Team at bsucommunications@brighton.ac.uk