We Made Blossoms Our PUSH Artist This Month So They Took Us To The Pub
Check out our exclusive interview with this month's MTV Push Artist, Blossoms, here...
All born in the same hospital in their hometown of Stockport, UK, with members Tom Ogden (singer) and Joe Donovan (drummer) meeting at the age of just 12, Blossoms are truly an alliance of best friends. Taking their name from a local pub, Blossoms have very quickly gone from local gigs, to selling out venues in the UK and playing shows around the world.
Whilst their reputation and fanbase has developed rapidly, the band have remained grounded and even still rehearse in the warehouse of Charlie Salt’s (bassist) grandfather’s scaffolding business.
But with the global shows coming thick and fast, and their self-titled debut album set for release in August, there really is a feeling of powerful momentum behind them at the moment. This British quintet are about to explode!
We caught up with the boys in three key locations that have helped sculpt the band into what they are today. From the pub which inspired the band’s name, “me and Tom drove past it [The Blossoms pub] on the bus on the way to Stockport and he was like ‘great name for a band that’”, to the hotel which they used to work at “There’s a cutlery room where we used to skive…I used to show people demos I’d written at home [off my phone] in here” and the aforementioned scaffolding yard where they rehearsed and recorded some of their music.
Check out our exclusive video interview above to find out more about one of Britain’s most exciting new bands.
Also, here are a collection of our favourite quotes from our interview with Blossoms:
- “It was a bit of a buzz at the time, only though our release was very small. Actually, on the day of the gig, I remember the landlord coming up to us and being like ‘you need to get all these underage people out or we’re going to pull the gig’”.
- “First kind of huge gig we did was when we supported James at the Castlefield Bowl. In the early days, that was the first day of madness. We all sat there and were like ‘this is the Ritz’.”
- “Ultimately, no matter how much luck you have and who you meet, you’ve gotta have the tunes. Because that’s what people care about. That’s what they’re going to sing. They’re not bothered about ‘oo they look great…’ – they’re here for songs.”
- “The contrast has been from all of us sleeping in a van outside of a venue, playing to 10 or 20 people – to sitting in a rooftop pool in Bilbao.”