Blown Rose - Blossoms - Blown Rose EP (CD)
Releasing a string of introductory EPs including Bloom, Blown Rose, Charlemagne and At Most A Kiss, before committing to their first self-titled full length Blossoms back inthese early works cemented this bands place amongst the modern day indie-pop greats, all with a synth-driven sheen and pop sensibilities. Two years later, Blossoms issued their second studio album Cool Like You ina record that represents an expansion in sounds from the Manchester-based band, elaborating and experimenting with more new wave leaning sounds.
More recently, the five piece released their third full length Foolish Loving Spaces innotably their most diverse and dynamic release yet, combining elements of warm gospel vocals and upbeat instrumentation with lyrics all about love. Blown Rose - Blossoms - Blown Rose EP (CD) sold out tours, headlined hometown shows and topped bills across major festivals, something set to continue this summer at Boardmasters, Tramlines and Y Not?
Less shimmering synths and overriding new wave, indie and pop sheen in comparison to its counterparts on this song doesn't mean Blossoms compromise on sound in the slightest. Upon Salt joining the band, they gained a rehearsal space, his grandfather's scaffolding yard which proved ideal as they were able to use it without paying for the time. The scaffolding yard is the location featured on the cover of their debut album.
Donovan heard both Ogden and Salt mention how apt Blossoms was as a band name on separate occasions, leading to the naming of the band as Blossoms. Blown Rose - Blossoms - Blown Rose EP (CD) have since played shows at The Blossoms. In Januarythe band released their first single, "You Pulled a Gun on Me", and on 14 January they released a video for the song.
From March through to AugustBlossoms embarked upon their first UK tour to promote the Bloom EP though they only played weekend Blown Rose - Blossoms - Blown Rose EP (CD) due to all members of the band still holding full-time jobs, other than Dewhurst who was only 16 and still in full-time education.
They got their first write up on the Louder Than War music website, played their first festival Tramlines in Sheffield at Yellow Arch Studios and opened for James at Castlefield Bowl to 8, people, on 11 Julywhich they described as a turning point in the band's future. Skelly produced their first official single "Blow", released 26 Augustthe video being shot at the scaffolding yard that was still being used as a rehearsal space.
In autumnBlown Rose - Blossoms - Blown Rose EP (CD) quit their jobs to fully pursue the band and subsequently went on to do another full UK tour, this time selling out the Manchester date, hosted by Sound Control, a venue made famous by The Stone Roses and New Order. They also sold out a show at the Deaf Institute, Manchester on 1 November. Due to them having a contact in the business, the singer Liam Fray, this promoted them to tour with The Charlatans and The Courteeners in March Blossoms recorded and released the Blown Rose EP between June and July, the video once again shot at the scaffolding yard, released on 31 July along with the EP itself.
The band still work with James Skelly as their producer. Recording for the Blown Rose - Blossoms - Blown Rose EP (CD) album began in September On 4 October Blossoms announced that their next single would be " Charlemagne " and released the song on iTunes and Spotify on 5 October.
The commercial success extended through to December where Charlemagne topped the Christmas vinyl chart. They announced on 22 January that recording for their debut album was complete. Whilst on their third headline tour Blossoms had support from Viola Beachwho were killed mid-tour in a car crash with their manager on 13 February. Blossoms played a recorded set from a Royal Leamington Spa performance for the remaining tour dates in the slot that Viola Beach would have otherwise played in.
In May it was announced that Blossoms would play their biggest show to date and support the Stone Roses at Etihad Stadium on 15 June after Ian Brown became a fan of the band. Once again Blossoms are playing a summer of festivals, being clocked up to 41 festivals by Dewhurst. Blossoms' eponymous debut album was released on 5 August with "My Favourite Room" and "Honey Sweet" being released to pre-orders early as singles.
It was met with mostly favourable reviews and peaked at the top of the UK Albums Chart in its first week, giving Blossoms their first number-one album. British Phonographic Industry.
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