Playing their biggest Liverpool gig to date to a sold out Olympia crowd, Getintothis’ Jake Marley caught Blossoms in full anthemic groove.
Liverpool Olympia is a stunning venue anyway but a sold out one is quite the spectacle. It was only ever going to be with the hugely popular trio of Blossoms, Cabbage and Rory Wynne in town for the return of the NME Awards Tour to Liverpool.
Rory Wynne boasts the swagger and youthful songwriting ability to go far, larger crowds (something he’s now coming into contact with) may not yet know quite how to grasp him live but that’ll come with time.
After a brief interlude, Cabbage took to the stage still led into battle by their now Wheelchair clad warrior Lee Broadbent. One thing no one can argue is this band, their music and their strong views resonate with fans. Their rowdy bunch were in, in their numbers, loving it. Whatever gig their apart of, they set the tone and it’s normally a sweaty one.
After a now signature sing-a-long to the cracking playlist that seems to build up to all their gigs these days ft. New Order and The Smiths, Blossoms took to the stage to Black Skinhead.
One thing’s for sure, their debut record holds up live, if anything it gets better and better with songs like Honey Sweet, Deep Grass and Smashed Pianos now well an truly a part of the action and My Favourite Room a breathtaking standout time after time.
Blossoms tonight were euphoric. Liverpool loves them and it’s not hard to see why. Special.
Pictures by Getintothis’ Keith Ainsworth.