Friday, 23 October 2015

The Best Indie Songs of 2015 - Blossoms

Blossom’s are an indie rock psych-pop band from Manchester (Stockport), England. Cut Me And I’ll Bleed (Mar’15) is just their second single (albeit a re-release as it is the third track off their first EP Madeline (May’14). The song was described by Clash magazine as “ emphatic piece of psych-pop, one draped in 60’s references...” and the band’s music by Gods In TheTV as “...swaggering, hypnotic and psychedelic pop gems.” The band have a variety of influences that include 60’s influences (The Doors, The Zombies), 70’s disco influences (ABBA, Chic), 80’s influences (The Smiths, The Stone Roses) and more modern ones (Arctic Monkeys, The Coral).


Cut Me And I'll Bleed has a great melody in the chorus and that’s it. The band seem all fart and no shit to me. But what a chorus. Sticky as a priests hands after confession. The verses are atmospheric pop reminiscent of 80’s pop like Duran Duran or The Cure. But that chorus, complete with snappy handclaps, is pure melodic gold. Cut Me And I’ll Bleed is as contagious as a cheap Pattaya street hooker’s sausage smuggler after midnight and, easy peasy, one of the best indie songs of 2015.

“The winter frost, from the night
Comforts me”


Shit you need to know:
The band that started in 2013 and are a media darling.

The band have been compared to Oasis, The Stone Roses, and The Beatles. Blossoms are also compared to The Doors, The Zombies and 13th Floor Elevator.

Blossoms have been on fluffing duties for bands like Howling Bells, The Orwells,The Rifles and Inspiral Carpets.
The Blossoms' manager put nose to the grind for The Stone Roses and The Courteeners.
Blossoms got their band name from a pub of the same name.
Blossoms were going to call the band Born In The NHS after the Bruce Springsteen song.

If you need more Blossoms then At Most A KissCharlemagne and Blow don’t suck donkey dick.


Stirring custard is English psychedelic garage pop band The Zombies and their biggest hit She’s Not There (1964).
“Well, no one told me about her
How many people cried”



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