Posts Tagged ‘Stockport’

FUZZY SUN – ” I Ain’t Right “

Posted: September 10, 2019 in MUSIC
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After two EP’s in 2018, Fuzzy Sun have been conquering the small corner of the world that houses indie-pop. The quintet’s latest single ‘I Ain’t Right’ is their first sign of new music this year, and it’s been worth the wait.

After only being together for a year, Fuzzy Sun’s achievements have been admirable. The band have bagged themselves the City Life award for the Best Breakthrough act, played as support on two tours with Blossoms and even held their very own headline tour in May. Now, Fuzzy Sun look to be expanding their accomplishments with more brand new music.

‘I Ain’t Right’ holds all of the standard Fuzzy Sun elements that made us fall in love with them last year. A driving bassline and groovy, sparkling synths create their classic disco-funk sound. Electric guitar licks can also be heard in all of the nooks and crannies, giving this song the energy to feel full of life. This makes the song joyous which is helped by the strong drumbeat with quirky fillers in all of the right places.

The upbeat, catchy chorus line ‘I’m just trying to love you’ is repeated throughout the whole song in a tuneful manner with striking harmonies running parallel. In fact, lead singer Kyle Ross’ vocals are particularly coherent in this track creating a well-gelled song. The strong chemistry between each separate component helps to pull the whole track together and give it Fuzzy Sun’s unique signature.

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Borrowing their mantra from Snarky Puppy, Fuzzy Sun “make music for both brain and booty”. Having played together for just over a year, the Stockport-based five-piece already boast an impressive résumé: Two support tours with hometown friends, Blossoms; two EPs; their own headline tour; the City Life award for Best Breakthrough act and their new single, produced by acclaimed producer, Cam Blackwood. Comprised of frontman Kyle Ross, bassist Lewis Jobson, drummer Mitch Bancroft, Daisy Valentine on keyboards and backing vocals and Raffaele Pani rounding out the line-up on guitar, expect seductive harmonies, soul-infused rhythms and melodies reminiscent of California sun.

Band Members
Kyle Ross – Vocals/Guitar
Daisy Valentine – Keys/Synth/Vocals
Lewis Jobson – Bass
Raffaele Pani – Guitar
Mitch Bancroft – Drums/BV’s

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A journey through melodic pop is what’s to be expected from this Stockport five-piece, Fuzzy Sun. The freshly formed line-up, fronted by the lulling vocals of Kyle Ross, sees a distinct and original take on chorus-heavy reveries. Daisy Valentines bold and melancholic synth, coupled with sweet and seductive harmonies is equally complemented by Lewis Jobson and Mitch Bancroft’s strong soothing groove through the rhythm section. Fuzzy Sun bring you contemporary pop, infused with psychedelia, dipped in naughties R’n’B nostalgia, with just a hint of disco flare.

Fuzzy Sun are signed to Blossoms’ own label ‘Very Cleaver Records’, Fuzzy Sun have been causing waves in and around Manchester with their brand of 80s indie but with a modern twist and with more and more high profile gigs coming up (partly due to the aforementioned signing), word is bound to spread, especially as they have some fantastic tunes so far.

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Ths Stockport five-piece who dabble in psychedelica-tinged glossy indie pop. 2019 is looking very nice – June sees them perform on the bill at Blossom’s massive Edgeley Park homecoming show and in July they’re playing Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl with The Wombats. Take a listen to their latest track, “Heavy“, featuring a video shot on their most recent tour

Fuzzy Sun’s brand new music video shot during their Winter Tour 2018. “Heavy” is the lead track taken from their most recent EP “Warm Evening / Cold Morning”

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A journey through melodic pop is what’s to be expected from Stockport five-piece, Fuzzy Sun. The freshly formed line-up, fronted by the lulling vocals of Kyle Ross, sees a distinct and original take on chorus-heavy reveries. Daisy Valentines bold and melancholic synth, coupled with sweet and seductive harmonies is equally complemented by Lewis Jobson & Mitch Bancroft’s strong soothing groove through the rhythm section. Fuzzy Sun bring you contemporary pop, infused with psychedelia, dipped in naughties R’n’B nostalgia, with just a hint of disco flare.

Band Members
Kyle Ross – Vocals/Guitar
Daisy Valentine – Keys/Synth/Vocals
Lewis Jobson – Bass
Raffaele Pani – Guitar
Mitch Bancroft – Drums/BV’s

Blossoms have announced the details of their second album ‘Cool Like You’.

Due for release on April 27th via Virgin EMI, the album is the follow-up to the band’s number one debut self-titled release. Alongside the album announcement, the band have unveiled the first track from the release with synth-led single ‘I Can’t Stand It’ and announced they will tour the UK in May 2018.

BLOSSOMS – ” Honey Sweet “

Posted: February 2, 2017 in MUSIC
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As their name pops up on festival bills across the UK, Blossoms have unveiled their newest music video.

The self-directed video for ‘Honey Sweet’ was inspired by 80’s cinema and sees the band cycling around their hometown of Stockport in search of the Delorean as seen in Back to the Future.

On making the video, Tom Ogden explained: “We like to dabble at filmmaking ourselves when we can, so we jumped at the chance to make our own video again. We turned Fitzpatrick Scaffolding to Pinewood Studios for a day, think ‘ET’ meets ‘Strangers Things’ shot in Stockport, but written, shot, directed and edited ourselves.”

You can watch the video for ‘Honey Sweet’ below:

Music video by Blossoms performing Honey Sweet. Virgin EMI Records,

BLOSSOMS – ” Blown Rose “

Posted: October 14, 2016 in MUSIC
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Blossoms are back with a new video for their song ‘Blown Rose’, one of the highlights of Blossoms’ self-titled debut album, which flew to No 1 in the  UK album charts after its release in August. A set of love-gone-wrong songs set in a not hugely salubrious bit of Greater Manchester, Blossoms sounds immediately familiar, like a record you already own but have forgotten.

The video for “Blown Rose” was directed by Francis Wallis and shot at Hammerwood Park – the house formerly owned by Led Zeppelin and the location for The Song Remains The Same.

Fresh off of scoring a number one album for two consecutive weeks, the Stockport band are currently on tour in the US, after drawing impressive crowds in the UK for their own headline tour, then both festivals Field Day and Glastonbury.“We’re normal lads, we don’t take stuff too seriously…” explains frontman Tom Ogden

“I think something feeds into you without knowing it – Oasis, Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys – they’re all working class normal people, and that feeds into your music.”

Blossoms perform Blown Rose at the BBC Introducing & PRS for Music Foundation showcase at Latitude 30 in Austin, Texas. Blossoms have been wowing the yanks at SXSW in Austin Texas.

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God knows we need a new indie band with some good singalong tunes, and Stockport five piece Blossoms could be just the band to do it. Unashamedly influenced by the likes of forgotten Britpop v1.0 heroes Cast and Dodgy, albeit updating that sound to be more contemporary, they have the rare ability of writing actual mainstream melodies. If radio gets behind it, they could be big, but even if they don’t, you should give it a listen yourselves.

BLOSSOMS – ” Getaway “

Posted: June 2, 2016 in MUSIC
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There’s something commendable about a band who so shamelessly court the mainstream dollar you can almost hear the Veuve Clicquot corks a-popping in the mix. Early releases like “Cut Me And I’ll Bleed” and “Charlemagne” suggested a thrilling psych-indie outfit with a bloodhound’s nose for a chorus hook;New single “Getaway” sees Stockport band Blossoms abandon any lingering pretense of “indie” and settle snugly into a “One Direction B-side with a Harry co-writing credit”.  Blossoms are a good, solid band with a lot to offer and a lot of broad appeal. they could very easily straddle the Mainstream world just as easily as the Indie world – and there’s nothing wrong with gaining fans and an audience from both. Check out their site. A lot of good stuff to be had the previous 12″ and 10″ vinyl single are thoroughly recommended, another band proving music continues to be in good places

Check out this acoustic version of Blown Rose filmed for French music website Sourdoreille before our show at Eurosonic last week..

Blossoms at Eurosonic 2016. Voted 4th on BBC 6 Music’s Sound Of New Music for 2016 list, Blossoms from Manchester are getting around and getting noticed. Together since 2013, they have a string of singles and four eps out so far, but it’s been since 2015 that fortunes are coming their way. They’re currently touring extensively around the UK,  but that’s what the schedule is looking like until March. I have the feeling they are heading westward and without much doubt, going on the Festival circuit this Summer.

Embracing the Indie/Alternative side of things, Blossoms have that potential to hit the market in a big way. And since they are signed to a major (Virgin-EMI) label,

Their 35 minute set is tight and well-executed, and their music is more than accessible on a lot of levels. They are polished, and I suspect that’s the end result of a lot of gigging . I wouldn’t be surprised if they crossover to the mainstream. Eurosonic has had a very interesting and varied lineup of acts this year. Blossoms was a nice addition to the mix, and it indicates the band is sincere about getting their music across.

check out their singles and eps via their site

 

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