Blossoms

They’ve been touted as ‘the next big thing’ for a while now, but Blossoms haven’t wilted under the pressure. Their self titled debut album has today become the highest selling British debut of the year (so far), and as a result now sits pretty at the top of the U.K albums chart.

On the announcement, the band have said; “We’re absolutely made up that the album has gone to Number 1. From the scaffolding yard to the top of the charts, who’d have thought it? Viva Stockport!” Yeah, move over David Dickinson, Stockport belongs to Blossoms now.

If you’ve not been near a radio or read any music publication in the past 10 months you may have missed some of the hype surrounding the band. Made up of Tom Ogden (lead vocals and guitar), Charlie Salt (bass), Josh Dewhurst (guitar), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keys), Blossoms released eight of the twelve album tracks as singles and extended plays over the past 10 months, each gaining their fair share of radio play. So if you don’t recognise ANY of the tracks – congratulations, that’s no mean feat.

But if you want to know what all the fuss is about, check out a selection of the album highlights, below.

Charlemagne’

A breakthrough track in terms of airplay. The funky bass and synth lines add touches of sparking-pop to an already infectious psych-indie tune.

‘At Most a Kiss’

Driving, melodic indie with a disco edge again featuring Blossoms’ (soon to be) signature synth sound, riding the melody of Tom Ogdens vocal.

‘Blown Rose’

A swirling and instantly captivating slice of pop cheer. Crisp and clean production adds to their dream like take on psychedelic indie.

Blossoms is out now via Virgin/EMI.

The band also recently announced an autumn UK headline tour including dates at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town and The Academy in Manchester – both of these shows are now sold out and there are only a few tickets left at a handful of venues. Blossoms have also announced a one off show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 13, tickets are on sale today.

For tickets and full tour dates, click here.

By Daniel W.

Vulture Hound Music Co-Editor. New music and doughnuts on the South Coast of England.