Blossoms, Zuzu: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

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Blossoms delighted fans with their performance at Invisible Wind Factory and Getintothis’ Amos Wynn was there to see the Stockport five-piece deliver the goods.

On the back of an excellent debut album in 2016, Blossoms have enjoyed some big shows.

From headlining the Castlefield Bowl, to supporting The Stone Roses at Wembley, the Stockport band have been flying.

There’s always a worry when it comes to a second album that it may not live up to expectations, but their latest release ‘Cool Like You‘ certainly does, building on the brilliance of the first.

It has been compared to ‘Kylie mixed with New Order,’ and somehow feels fresh whilst still having an 80s retro sound to it.

They entered the stage with a few chants of ‘Manchester’ from the crowd, a rare occurrence in Liverpool, as they opened with tracks from the latest release.

Front man, Tom Ogden, sounded brilliant, effortlessly singing the tracks, with the room chanting them back to him.

The first single from the new album, ‘I Can’t Stand It,’ sounded exceptional, with the crowd singing along in full voice to this ode to a doomed relationship.

Invisible Wind Factory was dripping in sweat, the packed-out crowd were joyous with tune after tune being played. Mosh pits were non-stop, remaining still was a rarity as the place bounced more and more, song from song.

Tracks from both albums were wonderful to hear, with the room in unity singing along to the bands catchy lyrics.

One that raised the roof was the bittersweet, ‘My Favourite Room,’ finishing the set in stylish fashion with Ogden and an acoustic guitar, resulting in an electric atmosphere.

As always to make this track extra special, the outro was a mixture of some classic songs.

You’re Gorgeous,’ ‘Last Christmas‘ and ‘Half The World Away,’ delighted the already upbeat crowd.

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The band then returned to the stage, finishing with three tracks from their debut, starting with ‘At Most A Kiss.’

The final two had an extra special feel to them, as Ogden declared that the crowd were ‘the best‘ and made a quip about the excellent priced £9 tickets.

There is no doubt ‘Getaway‘ is a wonderful track already, but when played live it steps up an level with an extra edge to it.

Through the night the energy was faultless, and there was plenty left for ‘Charlemagne.’ As one of their most popular and best known tracks, it proved a fitting way to end.

Blossoms are certainly a huge band already, but things can only get bigger for the five piece, the future is well and truly there for the taking.

Two fantastic albums under their belt and a faultless live set that demonstrates their ability to hook a crowd with both their fast and slow songs.

Along with support act Zuzu, a Getintothis fave, the night was a truly amazing, with the crowd being entertained from start to finish with a wonderful set of music on display.

The way the crowd reacted to Blossoms only emphasises what a great band they are with a strong catalogue of songs to play with.

Images by Getintothis’ Keith Ainsworth

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