BLOSSOMS Cool Like You LP Vinyl NEW 2018
Blossoms second album sees them return with 11 tracks of 80s inspired synth-layered pop bliss. On lead single 'I Can't Stand It', the band bring the tempo up and combine it with cascading synth riffs, while 'There's A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)' brings a previously unheard anthemic rock quality to the bands sound'.
Catapulted into the musical subconscious in January 2016, listed fourth in the BBC Soundpoll as well as almost every other ‘ones to watch’ list - Blossoms have been carefully carving out their position in the canon of Great British Rock’n’Roll ever since. 'Blossoms' has been nominated for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize.
The band have earned rave critical comparisons to everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Depeche Mode to The Doors, shapeshifting between psychedelia, synth-pop and powerhouse indie, a mercurial sound at once familiar and unique. “Fundamentally we want to be a great pop band,” says front man Tom Ogden. “We’re influenced by the present as much as the past and we want to sound as modern as we can. We want to sound like a band who could only ever exist now, not then.” Blossoms’ sound is a perfect balance between Josh Dewhurst’s crystalline guitar, Myles Kellock’s futuristic synths, Charlie Salt (bass) and Joe Donovan’s (drums) robust rhythm section and Ogden’s star-bound vocals, a rich Northern croon vibrating in its own slipstream between Richard Ashcroft and Alex Turner.