From (Greater) Manchester to Margate, from Stockport to the South-Coast, The Winter Gardens saw Blossoms in the Spring as the band brought their 2020 tour to the seaside to promote their third album, 'Foolish Loving Spaces'. Blossoms were accompanied by Fever, thankfully without a dry cough and persistent headache, and The Magic Gang for their first appearance on the Kent coast.
Fever, made up of four very dapper young men and one bassist (Charley) who looked like he'd been parachuted in from a '91 Seattle Grunge festival, were up first and quite frankly, a revelation. Their songs were succinct, immediate, compelling and without exception, irresistible. The Hull band, who only formed in early 2019, played through their two debut singles, 'Jungle Man' (described by BBC6Music's Chris Hawkins as "an anthem") and 'Money Love', whilst also taking time to shout-out a very young lad in the crowd, Reece, who was enjoying his first gig. Fever closed out their short set with their forthcoming single 'Electric', due out on April 3rd, and definitely won over a huge swathe of the crowd. This is a band destined for bigger things and it was great to catch them before they break.
The Magic Gang were the middle men on International Women's Day, taking to the Winter Gardens stage ahead of headliners Blossoms. The Brighton band complemented the three-band bill with their vibrant, energised songs. The melodic 'Caroline' and huge hit 'How Can I Compete' were highlights from the band's debut album whilst their closing track 'Think' was the best of their newer material. The extended jazz-infused number saw some great brass playing amongst the individual solos and left the audience on a high.
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Britney Spears ANNOUNCES NEW LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
Britney Spears has announced details of a second Las Vegas residency, following the resounding success of her Piece Of Me run which lasted a staggering four years.
The move was announced on Thursday night (October 18th) that the 36 year old pop megastar will have a new residency, slated to begin in 2019 at the theater inside the new Park MGM Resort.
Blossoms can't wait to release their second album after having ''the best year of their lives'' touring their debut LP.
Blossoms ''can't wait'' for fans to hear their second record.
The 'Charlemagne' rockers' self-titled debut LP turned a year old on Saturday (05.08.17) and the lads have barely stopped touring ever since it was released, but they are looking forward to getting some new material out there.
Sharing a black and white photograph of the band - comprised of Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock - on Instagram, they wrote on the anniversary: ''So today our debut album is 1 year old! Thanks to everyone who bought it, came to see us live, it's been the best year of our lives so far. We've been bsuy recording our second album and we can't wait for you to hear it. (sic)''
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The band is currently on tour in Europe.
Blossoms paid tribute to 1985 blockbuster 'Back To The Future' with their new video for 'Honey Sweet', featuring a time-travelling Delorean. Plus, they make a brief reference to a future date later this year, though the significance is so far ambiguous.
Blossoms unveil their 'Honey Sweet' video
The video opens with lead vocalist Tom Ogden perusing a road map before calling up the other band members on an old rotary dial phone. They later join up for a bike trip, riding around Stockpart. There's a very deliberate retro vibe here, with a number of vintage cars dotted around the place, and the video ends with the band arriving at a garage in which a time-travelling Delorean is parked with the number place 'OUTATIME'.
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You did read that correctly - Bradley Walsh's 'Chasing Dreams' outsold Zayn Malik, Blossoms and Jack Garratt.
Sadly, this isn’t April Fool’s Day. Bradley Walsh scored the biggest selling debut album by a British act in 2016 with his record Chasing Dreams. That’s right: TV presenter Bradley Walsh.
The 56 year old host of ITV gameshow ‘The Chase’ outsold the likes of indie act Blossoms, singer-songwriter Jack Garratt and even former One Direction star Zayn Malik to become the only new British act to achieve a gold record in 2016.
Chasing Dreams, an album of covers of jazz standards such as ‘That’s Life’ and ‘Mr. Bojangles’, in addition to the title track which is an original composition, shifted 111,650 copies since it was released by Sony CG in October, according to Music Business Worldwide. It reached no.10 in the British charts, but has remained popular enough to be the 57th best-selling album of the year.
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Tom Ogden and the rest of Blossoms perform live at the SSE Hydro as part of the Clyde 1 Live event. - SECC, Glasgow, Scotland - Sunday 18th December 2016
Blossoms perform live in concert at the Old Firestation in Bournemouth, United Kingdom - Wednesday 14th December 2016
Blossoms headline Glasgow's O2 ABC, Scotland, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st October 2016
The Stockport fivepiece have made it a second week on top of the UK albums chart.
Blossoms are at number one again this week with their self-titled debut album. The band are now the first artists to score two consecutive weeks at the top spot in the UK albums chart since Adele's managed three in March with 25.
Blossoms are still on top of the UK albums chart
Last week the Stockport band said they were “made up” over the success of the album. Speaking to The Official Charts Company the band said: "We're absolutely made up that the album has gone to Number One. From the scaffolding yard to the top of the charts, who'd have thought it? Viva Stockport!”
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The five-piece are celebrating taking the number one spot with their first album.
Stockport five-piece Blossoms have hit number one on the UK album chart with their self-titled debut album. The band say they are “made up” over the success of the album, which outsold its nearest chart rival by 9,500 copies.
Blossoms debut album is this week's UK number one
Speaking to The Official Charts Company the band said: "We're absolutely made up that the album has gone to Number One. From the scaffolding yard to the top of the charts, who'd have thought it? Viva Stockport!”
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The month that signals the start of the festival season is here and looking better than ever. June, it's good to see you.
There are some genuinely huge and historic festivals cemented in the June festival calendar and London's Field Day continues to prove that it's worthy of cement-status. There's a lot to be praised when it comes to this festival; the organisation, the food, the drink and the atmosphere are all brilliant, but it all comes down to the line-up. There aren't any safe bets and no scheduling based on labels and budgets. This is a line up built on talent and potential.
Because of this, attempting to plan your day and ensure you don't miss the talked about set can be tricky, so allow us to help. As Field Day is now a two day extravaganza, here are the five sets to build your Saturday and Sunday around at this year's Field Day.
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More acts have been announced for the Wales festival.
All headliners for Wales' Festival No. 6 have now been announced, with Metronomy now heading the bill with Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian. Further new acts have also been added to the line-up, while many more acts are yet to be announced.
British electronic collective Metronomy head the bill with Jamaican crooner Grace Jones and Glasgow pop group Belle & Sebastian as a host of other new bands are added to the festival line-up. The fourth instalment of this uniquely cultured festival is set to hit Portmeirion from September 3rd to 6th, bringing with it some fine artists such as Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jame Bay, Stornoway and Blossoms to name but a few.
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