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Blossoms – ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ review: Blossoms take it back to the 80’s with ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ and create a synth-pop masterpiece

Blossoms – Foolish loving spaces vinyl photographed by Faith Martin

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s no secret that the 80’s influences indie band Blossoms since they burst onto the scene back in 2016 with their self titled debut. Tracks like “Charlemagne” and “Blown Rose” feature heavy synthesisers and catchy pop melodies not forgetting tracks such as “How Long Will This Last?” and “I Can’t Stand It” from their second album “Cool Like You”.

The new album is like a comfort blanket for fans and music lovers alike that acts a reminder that good old fashioned indie-pop made by a band who write all their own songs and play their own instruments still exists in today’s ever-increasing music industry.

“Foolish Loving Spaces” opens with “If You Think This Is Real Life” which really sets the tone of the whole album with it’s disco beats and catchy tune that will be in your head all day. The album features some real diamonds of indie music with songs like “Your Girlfriend” a song which Tom Ogden (frontman) wrote about an article he read that told the story of how a young man had fallen in love with his flatmate’s girlfriend with lines such as “is it possible she likes me too? I’m not sure if I should read between those lines” the song paints a narrative to an endearingly chilled out tune. 

“The Keeper” features the sprightly backing vocals of a gospel choir with the lyrics depicting infatuation over a girl. The song itself is a radiant tune that makes you grin from ear to ear start to finish. “Romance, Eh?” is the 7th song on the 10 track album and it features the dulcet tones of Myles Kellock’s keyboard in the background making it an incredibly soothing track that’s perfect for those long nights cuddled up on the sofa.

Charlie Salt (bassist) and Josh Dewhurst (guitarist) Tom Ogden (frontman) and Joe Donovan (drums) provide those 80s pop sounds I crave so heavily in today’s modern music. Foolish loving spaces is as if Roxy Music and Duran Duran had a child. Manchester or rather Stockport should be proud that Blossoms brought the 80’s back with so much joy and exuberance, It worked like a dream.

2 comments

  1. Great post! Loved Blossoms since their debut and I’m made up this album lives up to expectations. I think it’ll be boss to hear some of these songs on the festival circuit and I reckon this was the perfect remedy to the January blues 😂

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