Blossoms were a perfect band for the Isle of Wight Festival main stage, getting even people that have never heard of them on their feet, swaying along.
As soon as they stepped on stage their cool and mysterious presence oozed into the audience, which created the perfect mood to kick off their set. They started with There’s A Reason Why from most recent album, Cool Like You. It was the perfect summer song to give people a taste of the uplifting tunes to come.
The band may just look like four ordinary Stockport lads if you bump into them at the bar, but on stage their Rock Star personalities come out as they effortlessly performed each song perfectly.
Known mainly for their guitar-driven indie rock, they played Blow, a fusion of psychedelic pop which had the crowd swaying to the euphoric hit. By midway through their set the arena was almost full of people in awe, with Blossoms’ heavenly guitar chords creating an almost cinematic atmosphere on Honey Sweet.
Although lead singer Tom Ogden wasn’t the chattiest on stage, their music spoke for itself and made their set feel sincere and effortless. Ending on their most famous single, Charlemagne, there was a sudden uproar as everyone started bouncing on their feet and an echo from the crowd took over the whole arena.
Words by Fienna Lai