REVIEW: Blossoms – ‘Charlemagne’

Charlemagne' is the new single from Blossoms taken from the forthcoming 'Charlemagne EP' out 30th October.


‘Charlemagne’ is the 5th single from hotly-tipped new Stockport (Greater Manchester) band, Blossoms.

People in the know have been watching these lads for around 18 months or so – and, very pleasingly, they even had one of their early self-release launch shows at The Blossoms pub in Stockport.

‘Charlemagne’ is a fantastic slice of blissed-out 80’s synth pop, that’s primed for the dance floor and radio airplay in equal measures. Singer, Tom Ogden, is really starting to stretch his legs; his vocal delivery (a little reminiscent of a solo Richard Ashcroft) towers over the rest of the band with power and grace. The song starts with a delicious synth riff, before the rest of the band surge into a stomping singalong groove.  The record is a earworm of the very best kind, you’ll be singing it at work, in the car, even in the supermarket queue.

Charlemagne is what pop music is missing in 2015 and if mainstream radio, and Radio 1 in particular don’t play list this, it will be criminal!

Charlemagne’ is the new single from Blossoms taken from the forthcoming ‘Charlemagne EP’ out 30th October. ‘Charlemagne EP’ is available to pre-order now from iTunes.

Blossoms are on tour in the UK now, finishing off at The Ritz, Manchester – 23rd Oct 2015 – Tickets – Blossoms at The Ritz, Manchester

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Leon 'The Canteen' has been involved with the music industry for nearly 20 years. He's also a cook in a school for children with special needs and the presenter of 'The Canteen' a show on 96.2's The Revolution Radio Station, and a DJ of live music nights. He manages several bands. He's writing for LSF about what grabs him in our local music scene. His surname is a bit of a trade secret...