Retro Britpop For A Sunlit Summer – BLOSSOMS Serve Sugary Tunes On 4th Album

Fresh longplayers

4 May 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: BLOSSOMS
Who: Guitar pop combo from Greater Manchester, UK
Formed: in 2013 / 4 studio LPs (new one incl.)

New album: RIBBON AROUND THE BOMB
Released: 29 April – order info here

NME says: “It’s a coming-of-age moment for the band, and there’s no question
Blossoms have levelled up with this release, sealing their status as giants of the
game with more earnest and open songwriting. Whatever this Stockport gang
do next, they won’t falter as long as they do it in their own indelible and charming
way.”

Turn Up The Volume: Finally, after 3 albums, this modern-day boys band
comes up with a series of sugary, juicy, and sunlit tunes to back up the – not
always reliable – British press hype. Cheesy or not, if simple pop ditties such
as Ode To NYC / Ribbon Around The Bomb / Everything About You / Edith Machinist,
turn up on the radio it’s whistle along time. Blossoms is a light version of Liverpool
legends The La’s. Many girls’ hearts beat faster these days.

Singles/clips: The Sulking Poet / Ode To NYC / Ribbon Around The Bend

– THE SULKING POET –

– ODE TO NYC –

– RIBBON AROUND THE BEND –

Full album stream on Spotify

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BLOSSOMS: Facebook – Instagram

OUT NOW! Stream Brand New Albums By SMOKE FAIRIES – DESTROYER – BLOSSOMS And BEN WATT Here…

Brand new albums

1 February 2020

‘Darkness Brings the Wonders Home’ by SMOKE FAIRIES
(Electrifying blues folk duo of Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire – Colchester, England)
Jessica Davies about the album’s title: “Times of darkness are when people are often the most imaginative. It helps you to see all the wonders of the world you hadn’t noticed before – the things you’ve been blind to because you’ve been on autopilot for so long.”

Stream album here…

SMOKE FAIRIES: Facebook

‘Have We Met’ by DESTROYER (Vancouver, Canada)
Singer/songwriter Dan Bejar aka Destroyer says about his 12th album where he looks at
a messed-up world: “I was like, ‘How can I put myself into a terrible world? I can’t just say that the world sucks and be apart from that. So let’s try and include myself in what makes the world
shit. After all, if the world’s coming to an end, you might as well have some fun with it.

Stream album here…

DESTROYER: Facebook

‘Storm Damage’ by BEN WATT (London, UK)
The British singer/songwriter about his fourth album. “I needed a fresh approach. The album came out of an intense period of personal anguish and political anger. Sometimes repeating yourself musically feels disrespectful to the sharpness of your feelings. You have to search for
a new way to capture the energy.”

Stream album here…

BEN WATT: Facebook

‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ by BLOSSOMS (Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK)
NME about the band’s third album: “Blossoms are a band defying time. The Stockport five-piece’s current look is straight from the ‘70s, with daring flares, silky shoulder-length and the odd porn-star ‘tache. They utilise the same party-vibes as ‘80s bands like Talking Heads. And their playful, often self-deprecating hijinks recreate the mischief of ‘90s Britpop and grunge.”

Stream album here…

BLOSSOMS: Facebook