Blossoms are – Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock – a five-piece band from Stockport. Their eponymous debut album spent two weeks at No.1 in the UK when it was released in August – the first time a debut album has spent more than one week at No.1 from launch since 2014. The record, now available in a deluxe format with ten extra tracks, has amassed sales of almost 100 000 copies.
In testament to the huge success in 2016, Blossoms have been nominated for both ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the BRIT Awards and ‘Best New Act’ at the VO5 NME Awards this year. The band will also be embarking on the ‘NME Awards Tour’ in March 2017 following sold out tours last September, October and December. Blossoms will then head to North America for a tour this April as well as appearances at this year’s Coachella Festival in California, Firefly in Delaware and Governor’s Ball in New York City.
The band recently announced their biggest headline show to date at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on July 8th and will be joined by very special guests The Coral.
“This year’s biggest guitar-pop shooting stars…looking like snake-hipped garage rockers from the wrong side of Scarysex Central… Blossoms leap from their chart-bound Trojan horse as modernist rock heroes” – NME