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The ShortListen: Blossoms (no. 179)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Blossoms

What’s the story? It is a fact not acknowledged often enough that Cast were responsible for a lot of great tunes. Somewhat overshadowed by a lot of the other Britpop heavyweights, their platinum debut album All Change is still the highest-selling debut album in the history of Polydor Records. So it's no bad thing that Stockport five-piece Blossoms have serious echoes of their scouse predecessors - although, thanks to the production talents of The Coral mainman James Skelly, they approach things with an updated sound for the current day. Charlemagne is a light, groovy slice of psychedelic indie pop, with Tom Ogden's John Power-esque vocals, appropriately, powering things along, with some keyboard flourishes on top and production that allows it all to breathe. Very nicely done indeed.

For fans of: Peace, Cast, The Coral

In three words: Classic indie groove

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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