Technicolor psychedelic lights echoed the audience and their dedication to Blossoms from Stockport. Nothing beckons an audience on more than the thumping, heart-blossomed ‘Breathe’ by Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul… The gig is now set; sticky floors, strobes and trashy R’n’B tracks.
The band nonchentley shuffle to the stage, aptly naming their band and where they are from (which I have never really understood) and kicked it off with one of their more known tracks, ‘Cut Me and I’ll Bleed’ – the almost Temples-esque vibe makes the audience start to wiggle and plastic cups of cheap cider reach new heights. What comforts the band is that the chorus is processed with a lusting return-chorus from the audience.
Half-way through (which is normally the maintained apocalypse of the crowd) they announced that they had started to record their debut album a few weeks ago, with the crowd lifting in euphoria it was time to hear the beginning of Blossoms’ life as a “real” band – not just EP’s. Their newly released single ‘Charlemagne’ echoed what Blossoms could become and that is something that they should definitely be willing to become. With the classic easy-pick up lyrics it is a track that sticks in your head even when you have left the gig, and that is something that bands seem to be lacking nowadays and it something that is needed for Blossoms.
From the hustle of the new release, a more solemn approach hit the crowd when Tom asked the audience that this one was for “those who have been dumped”, subsequently someone had and the lyrics were changed in their ballad-worthy track, ‘My Favourite Room’. By then the couples have grouped against the wall, and the casual guy went on a shoulder just to prove that he knew all the words.
Ending the smallest gig of my life (and shortest), ‘Blow’ beckoned the crowd into a euphemism of everything adolescent. With the crowd becoming more of a collective, the guys on the shoulders got higher and the cider ending in everyone else’s cups. The crowd joined in with the triumphant chorus, “and its everywhere she goes/I don’t know if it’s love that she wants” – this can’t be the best or biggest gig that Blossoms had ever played, but it certainly was a prominent one for the fans.