Blossoms 是英国独立流行乐队来自斯托克波特，大曼彻斯特，英格兰。乐队成立于2013年，成员包括Tom Ogden（主音，吉他），Charlie Salt（贝斯，背景音乐），Josh Dewhurst（主吉他，打击乐器），Joe Donovan（鼓）和Myles Kellock（键盘，合成器，背景音乐））。
当时未知，乐队的所有成员都出生在斯托克波特的Stepping Hill医院，并且在成长过程中彼此相距2英里。汤姆·奥格登（Tom Ogden）和乔·多诺万（Joe Donovan）在2005年的一次学校旅行中相遇，他们都因出席率很高而被安排到奥尔顿塔（Alton Towers）上学。在高中时期，他们成为了曼彻斯特本地音乐界（如Oasis）的 “乐队” 和石玫瑰并一起看到了上述两个乐队。多诺万以前认识贝斯手查理·萨尔特（Charlie Salt），因为《花之绚烂》的所有成员都上同一所中学，尽管不是同一时间。由于父亲的鼓励，Ogden尽管未加入乐队，但仍开始创作15岁的歌曲。Salt以前曾是Mutineers的成员，前避风港节奏部门Iwan Gronow和Jack Mitchell。
高中时期的多诺万（Donovan）和后来的奥格登（Ogden）继续在Alma Lodge Hotel担任活动工作人员之后，后来又由凯尔洛克（Kellock）加入。凯尔洛克在奥格登加入了一支不知名的乐队之后，得到了一份好词，他后来成为了花开乐队。Kellock之前曾在合作社工作。Alma Lodge Hotel也是所有五位成员参加的第一批乐队的聚会地，Salt和吉他手Josh Dewhurst在其他乐队中都有演出。在以相同的账单收录所有专辑之后，Salt和Dewhurst吸引了Blossoms的其他成员，并最终于2013年1月一起成为乐队的成员。Ogden，Donovan和Kellock经常花时间讨论他们的乐队并演奏演示使他们加入乐队麻烦了几次。2013年4月3日，Blossoms在Oldham Street的Night and Day Cafe举行了第一次演唱会，曼彻斯特的门票价格为3英镑。
萨尔特（Salt）加入乐队后，他们获得了一个排练空间，这是他祖父的棚架场，事实证明非常理想，因为他们无需花时间就能使用它。脚手架场是他们首张专辑封面上的位置。乐队的名字来自于斯托克波特Bramhall Lane和Buxton Road拐角处的The Blossoms酒馆。多诺万听到奥格登（Ogden）和萨尔特（Salt）都提到在不同场合Blossom是乐队的名字，因此将该乐队命名为Blossoms。此后，他们在The Blossoms演出。
2014年1月，乐队发行了他们的第一首单曲“ You Pulled a Gun on Me”，并于1月14日发行了这首歌的视频。该视频是自己制作的，预算只有60英镑。在斯托克波特的夏娃制片厂录制了“你在我身上开枪”。在2014年春季，Blossoms签署了Skeleton Key Records（由The Coral的 James Skelly拥有）。从2014年3月至2014年8月，Blossoms进行了首次英国巡回演唱会，以宣传Bloom EP，尽管他们只参加了周末演出，原因是乐队的所有成员仍在从事全职工作，但只有16岁的Dewhurst仍然在工作。时间教育。他们得到了他们的第一次写入了胜于战争音乐网站上，演奏了他们的第一个节日（电车轨道在谢菲尔德的Yellow Arch Studios）并于2014年7月11日在Castlefield Bowl 为James带来了8,000人，他们将其形容为乐队未来的转折点。Skelly制作了他们的第一张官方单曲“ Blow”，于2014年8月26日发行，该视频在脚手架场拍摄，该棚架场仍被用作排练空间。
2014年秋天，Blossoms辞去工作，全力追求乐队的发展，随后又进行了一次完整的英国巡回演出，这次是在曼彻斯特巡回演唱会上售罄的，这次音乐会是由Sound Control主办的，该场所以The Stone Roses和New Order闻名。他们还于11月1日在曼彻斯特聋人研究所售罄了一场表演。整个冬季，Blossoms和James Skelly一起回到Parr Street Studios录制了“ Cut Me and I’ll Bleed”，他们为此宣布在2015年1月31日至3月28日期间进行广泛的英国巡演。
由于他们与歌手Liam Fray的业务往来，因此促使他们在2015年3月与The Charlatans和The Courteeners进行巡回演出。3月18日，BBC介绍了Blossoms为SXSW官方展览现场演出得克萨斯州奥斯丁的 Latitude 30 。Blossoms于6月至7月之间录制并发行了Blown Rose EP，该视频再次在脚手架场上拍摄，于7月31日与EP本身一起发行。这是第一张发行的EP，是Blossoms与Virgin EMI达成的新唱片合同的一部分，尽管它们只是在8月18日宣布了新合同。乐队仍然与詹姆斯·斯凯利合作，担任制作人。
他们继续参加夏季节日，例如The Great Escape，Y Not和Reading and Leeds，同时还为Courteeners的Heaton Park表演提供支持。Blossoms是9月5日在Tim Peak的Diner 举行的第一个音乐节舞台的第6个音乐节的标题。
首张专辑的录制于2015年9月开始。Blossoms于10月4日宣布他们的下一首单曲为“ Charlemagne ”，并于10月5日在iTunes和Spotify上发行了这首歌。10月30日，Charlemagne EP发行了另外三首歌曲（“ Across the Moor”，“ For Evelyn”和“ Polka Dot Bones”）。“查理曼大帝”取得了商业上的成功，并成为BBC电台1的当日曲目，并在Spotify的“ 2016年Spotlight”列表中成为特色。商业上的成功一直持续到12月，查理曼大区（Charlemagne）荣登圣诞节黑胶唱片榜首。
1月5日，Blossoms宣布了他们的At Most a Kiss EP并发行了这首歌，下面是视频。在宣传EP Blossoms的同时，播放了Radio 1 Live Lounge，播放了WSTRN的“ In2 ”。他们于1月22日宣布首张专辑的录制已完成。在进行第三个标题巡回演出时，Blossoms得到了Viola Beach的支持，Viola Beach于2月13日在旅途中与经理发生车祸而丧生。Blossoms播放了皇家皇家利明顿温泉表演的录音带，为Viola Beach本来可以参加的剩余巡演日期提供了录音。
该顶多吻 EP发布了2月23日。4月12日，Annie Mac首次在BBC Radio 1上播放了他们的歌曲“ Getaway”，然后在iTunes和Spotify的午夜发行中。5月，宣布伊万·布朗（Ian Brown）成为乐队的粉丝之后，布洛梅斯（Blossoms）将于6月15日在阿提哈德体育场（Etihad Stadium）举行迄今为止最大的演出，并为《石玫瑰》提供支持。Blossoms再次扮演着节日的夏天，Dewhurst举办了多达41个节日。Blossoms 同名首张专辑于8月5日发行，“ My Favorite Room”和“ Honey Sweet”作为单曲提前发行。它获得了大多数好评，并登上了英国专辑榜首位在发行的第一周，Blossoms发行了第一张第一张专辑。《NME》杂志8 月刊封面刊登了《 Blossoms 》。支持专辑发行的秋季巡回演出也卖光了，其中包括专辑发行当天午夜在斯托克波特的广场剧院进行的表演。
Cool Like You是他们的第二张录音室专辑。它由Virgin EMI Records于2018年4月27日在英国发行。专辑由詹姆斯·斯凯利（James Skelly）和里奇·特维（Rich Turvey）制作。在英国专辑排行榜上，排名最高，排在第位，在乙烯基唱片专辑排行榜上，排名在第一位。随后，乐队在专辑发行之后进行了英国巡回演出，该巡回演出已全部售罄，包括在曼彻斯特的O2 Apollo住了一个晚上以及在Stockport Plaza进行了三场演出。在夏季玩完一些节日之后，Blossoms宣布了12月的另一场英国巡演，包括在曼彻斯特O2维多利亚仓库举行的两个晚上以及伦敦的O2布里克斯顿学院。门票发售当天，几分钟内整个巡回演出就被抢购一空。
2019年6月，Blossoms在Edgeley Park Stadium举行了一场归乡演出，在不到一个小时的时间内售罄了所有门票。
乐队于2020年1月31日发行了他们的第三张专辑“ Foolish Loving Spaces ”。专辑之前有单曲“ Your Girlfriend”，“ Keeper”和“ If You Think This Is Real Life”。专辑在英国专辑榜上排名第一，这是他们的第二张唱片。
Blossoms are an English indie pop band from Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Formed in 2013, the band consists of Tom Ogden (lead vocals, guitar), Charlie Salt (bass, backing vocals), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar, percussion), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals).
They were on the BBC’s Sound Of new music list for 2016 where they finished in fourth place. It was commented by the band and several other people that they were one of only two guitar bands on the list, alongside Rat Boy. Blossoms’ self-titled debut album was one of the twelve albums nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2017, that same year they were nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.
Pre-Blossoms and formation
Unknown at the time, all members of the band were born in Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, and lived within a 2 miles of each other whilst growing up. Tom Ogden and Joe Donovan met through a school trip to Alton Towers, which both of them were placed on due to good attendance, in 2005. During their time in high school they became ‘into bands’ from the local Manchester music scene such as Oasis and The Stone Roses and saw both aforementioned bands together. Donovan previously knew bassist Charlie Salt as all members of Blossoms went to the same secondary school though not at the same time. Ogden began writing songs aged 15 despite not being in a band due to encouragement from his father. Salt was previously a member of Mutineers with former Haven rhythm section Iwan Gronow and Jack Mitchell.
After high school Donovan and later Ogden went on to have jobs at the Alma Lodge Hotel as event staff, they were later joined by Kellock who got a job by Ogden’s good word after he joined the unnamed band that would come to be Blossoms. Kellock previously worked at a Co-Op. The Alma Lodge Hotel also served as the venue to the first bands that all five members were in, Salt and guitarist Josh Dewhurst featuring in other bands. After all featuring on the same bill Salt and Dewhurst gravitated toward the other members of Blossoms, together eventually becoming members of the band in January 2013. Ogden, Donovan and Kellock often spent time on their shifts discussing the band and playing demos which got them into trouble several times. On 3 April 2013, Blossoms played their first gig in the Night and Day Cafe on Oldham Street, Manchester for £3 entry.
Upon Salt joining the band, they gained a rehearsal space, his grandfather’s scaffolding yard which proved ideal as they were able to use it without paying for the time. The scaffolding yard is the location featured on the cover of their debut album. The band take their name from The Blossoms public house at the corner of Bramhall Lane and Buxton Road in Stockport. Donovan heard both Ogden and Salt mention how apt Blossoms was as a band name on separate occasions, leading to the naming of the band as Blossoms. They have since played shows at The Blossoms.
In January 2014, the band released their first single, “You Pulled a Gun on Me”, and on 14 January they released a video for the song. The video was self-produced with a small budget of £60. “You Pulled a Gun on Me” was recorded at Eve Studios in Stockport. In Spring 2014, Blossoms were signed to Skeleton Key Records (owned by James Skelly of The Coral). From March through to August 2014, Blossoms embarked upon their first UK tour to promote the Bloom EP though they only played weekend shows due to all members of the band still holding full-time jobs, other than Dewhurst who was only 16 and still in full-time education. They got their first write up on the Louder Than War music website, played their first festival (Tramlines in Sheffield at Yellow Arch Studios) and opened for James at Castlefield Bowl to 8,000 people, on 11 July 2014, which they described as a turning point in the band’s future. Skelly produced their first official single “Blow”, released 26 August 2014, the video being shot at the scaffolding yard that was still being used as a rehearsal space.
In autumn 2014, Blossoms quit their jobs to fully pursue the band and subsequently went on to do another full UK tour, this time selling out the Manchester date, hosted by Sound Control, a venue made famous by The Stone Roses and New Order. They also sold out a show at the Deaf Institute, Manchester on 1 November. Over the winter, Blossoms went back into Parr Street Studios with James Skelly to record “Cut Me and I’ll Bleed”, for which they announced an extensive UK tour between 31 January and 28 March 2015.
Due to them having a contact in the business, the singer Liam Fray, this promoted them to tour with The Charlatans and The Courteeners in March 2015. On 18 March, Blossoms were invited by BBC Introducing to play a set for the Official SXSW Showcase at Latitude 30 in Austin, Texas. Blossoms recorded and released the Blown Rose EP between June and July, the video once again shot at the scaffolding yard, released on 31 July along with the EP itself. This was the first EP released as part of Blossoms’ new record deal with Virgin EMI though they only announced the new contract on 18 August. The band still work with James Skelly as their producer.
They went on to play a summer of festivals such as The Great Escape, Y Not and Reading and Leeds whilst also supporting the Courteeners for their Heaton Park show. Blossoms headlined their first festival stage on 5 September at Tim Peak’s Diner as part of Festival No. 6.
This was released as a 10″ vinyl disc for Record Store Day 2017.
“Charlemagne” and debut album
Recording for the debut album began in September 2015. On 4 October Blossoms announced that their next single would be “Charlemagne” and released the song on iTunes and Spotify on 5 October. On 30 October the Charlemagne EP was released featuring three other songs (“Across the Moor”, “For Evelyn” and “Polka Dot Bones”). “Charlemagne” went on to commercial success and became BBC Radio 1’s track of the day and featured on Spotify’s ‘Spotlight on 2016′ list. The commercial success extended through to December where Charlemagne topped the Christmas vinyl chart.
On 5 January Blossoms announced their At Most a Kiss EP and released the song, with the video following. Whilst doing promotion for the EP Blossoms played the Radio 1 Live Lounge, covering WSTRN’s “In2”. They announced on 22 January that recording for their debut album was complete. Whilst on their third headline tour Blossoms had support from Viola Beach, who were killed mid-tour in a car crash with their manager on 13 February. Blossoms played a recorded set from a Royal Leamington Spa performance for the remaining tour dates in the slot that Viola Beach would have otherwise played in.
The At Most a Kiss EP was released on 23 February. On 12 April Annie Mac played their song “Getaway” for the first time on BBC Radio 1 before a midnight release of the single on iTunes and Spotify. In May it was announced that Blossoms would play their biggest show to date and support the Stone Roses at Etihad Stadium on 15 June after Ian Brown became a fan of the band. Once again Blossoms are playing a summer of festivals, being clocked up to 41 festivals by Dewhurst. Blossoms’ eponymous debut album was released on 5 August with “My Favourite Room” and “Honey Sweet” being released to pre-orders early as singles. It was met with mostly favourable reviews and peaked at the top of the UK Albums Chart in its first week, giving Blossoms their first number-one album. Blossoms featured on the August cover of NME magazine. An autumn tour to support the album release also sold out including a performance at Stockport’s Plaza Theatre at midnight on the day of the albums release.
On 9 September 2017, Blossoms performed at Manchester Arena as part of We Are Manchester to mark the reopening of the venue following a terrorist attack there three months prior.
Cool Like You
Cool Like You was their second studio album. It was released in the United Kingdom on 27 April 2018, by Virgin EMI Records. The album was produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey. It peaked at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart, and at number 1 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart. Subsequently after this, the band followed up the album’s release with a UK tour which was completely sold out, including a night at the O2 Apollo in Manchester and three shows at Stockport Plaza. After playing some festivals in the summer, Blossoms announced another UK tour for December, including two nights at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse and the O2 Brixton Academy in London. The entire tour sold out within minutes on the day tickets went on sale.
In June 2019 Blossoms played a homecoming show at Edgeley Park Stadium, selling out every ticket in under an hour.
Foolish Loving Spaces
The band released their third album, Foolish Loving Spaces, on 31 January 2020. The album was preceded by the singles “Your Girlfriend”, “The Keeper” and “If You Think This Is Real Life”. The album went to number 1 in the UK album charts, their second record to do so.
2015 – Blown Rose [EP]
2015 – Charlemagne [EP]
2016 – At Most A Kiss [EP]
2016 – Blossoms
2018 – Cool Like You (Deluxe Edition 2CD)
2020 – Foolish Loving Spaces (Deluxe Edition 2CD) [24-44,1]
2020 – Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport
2020 – Blossoms In Isolation