We caught up with Joe and Tom from the tripped-out Stockport quintet to find out about their upcoming jaunt to SXSW and what they've got in store for their 26-date UK tour which starts this Friday...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 27 Jan 2015
  • min read
Blossoms excel at creating tripped out psych-pop for the post Arctic Monkeys generation.

From the Hammond solos of You Pulled a Gun to the feline bassline of Blow, this Stockport quintet is mixing up the Haight-Ashbury vibe with a distinctly British indie flavour.

So it comes as no surprise that they were spotted by The Coral’s James Skelly, who promptly signed them to his Skeleton Key Records last year.

Like The Coral before them, this lot aren’t afraid to show their sunny side with their heady blend of pysch-lite and reverb-laden guitars.

We caught up with Tom Ogden (vocals/guitar) and Joe Donovan (drums) from the band to find out what they’re most looking forward to about their upcoming trip to South by South West in Texas.

Part-funded by PRS for Music Foundation, and supported by BBC Introducing, the trip will mark their first to the US so the lads are busy getting ready to blow everyone’s socks off.

But before they cross the pond, they'll be high-tailing it round the UK on a 26-date tour starting 30 January at Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

We learn more about what they've got in store...