Interview: Blossoms

Formed in 2013, Stockport originating band Blossoms consist of Tom Ogden (Vocals/Guitar), Charlie Salt (Bass/BV’s), Josh Dewhurst (Lead Guitar/Auxiliary Percussion), Joe Donovan (Drums) and Myles Kellock (Keyboards/BV’s).  Their debut single ‘Blow’ is scheduled for released on 20th October. We caught up with them to discuss Yorkshire tea and crocheting – it’s exciting, honest!

GIGSLUTZ: Hello Blossoms. Where are you and what have you been up to this week?

A: Afternoon Showhorez… It’s Tuesday and we’ve been at the ‘Yard’, our spiritual retreat (Rehearsal room) listening to our debut single ‘Blow’ get it’s first play on XFM. Zane Lowe made it his ‘Next Hype’ on Radio One and we’ve also just announced our first UK tour for October, so it’s been a very busy week for us…

GIGSLUTZ: Word on the street is that you’ve invented your own subgenre “Ethereal Nostalgic Sonance”… what on earth does that mean?

A: Come and watch a show, you’ll find out.

GIGSLUTZ: Name three influences on your music, without whom you would most likely be doing something other than making music…

A: Yorkshire Tea, James Stewart & more or less everything from the engine configuration of a Vespa Small-frame, to Crocheting.

GIGSLUTZ: What’s the most rock n’ roll thing each of you have done?

A: Collectively, made a £60 music video worthy of a Palm D’Or.

GIGSLUTZ: James Skelly from The Coral saw ‘You Pulled A Gun On Me’ and invited you to jam with him. What was it like working with him?

A: He understands us, a complete genius when it comes to crafting a song. A creative catalyst we’d like to label him. Being quite the reserved person, on our first acquaintance, he was wearing this small black cap pulled down over his eyes. The cap slowly lifted to reveal more of his face as the conversation flowed. We’ve still not seen it fully removed…yet!

GIGSLUTZ: Your single was produced at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, a city not dissimilar to Manchester in that it has a whopping music legacy. What do Blossoms bring to the table that’s different?

A: We’ve got the wit and naivety of Holden Caulfield yet the endearing confidence of a young Paul Gascoigne , an interesting combination. What can possibly go wrong?

GIGSLUTZ: Which three CDs would you take with you to a desert island, bearing in mind there’s a high chance these are the last records you’ll ever hear?

A: This question is unanswerable. (That’s not the name of a Smiths Bootleg by the way)

GIGSLUTZ: What’s next for Blossoms?

A: Joe’s picking us up at 7 for a rehearsal, better get in the shower!

Beth Kirkbride

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Beth Kirkbride
I'm Beth Kirkbride and I came out of the womb with a pen in my hand. Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but I have wanted to write for as long as I can remember. I'm currently studying for my A Levels [English Lit, English Language, History] with the aspiration of reading English Literature at Uni. Easily entertained, I like live music, the internet, eating and sleeping.
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