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Friday 19 January 2018

We want to be bigger and better, say Blossoms as debut album set to top chart

Blossoms may see their debut album top the UK Albums Chart on Friday (Murray Chalmers/PA)
Blossoms may see their debut album top the UK Albums Chart on Friday (Murray Chalmers/PA)

Blossoms are in line to see their debut album top the UK albums chart on Friday, but the band's frontman has insisted they will not "lap it up" if they do score a number one as they do not feel like they have "made it" yet.

Singer and guitarist Tom Ogden said: "It's an amazing achievement if we do get to number one, but we're already focused on the next thing.

"In our heads, we don't feel like we've made it. We want to be bigger and better than we are. We are never going to become complacent."

He told the Press Association they may not have time to celebrate if they hit the top spot, either, as the group will be performing at a festival in Newquay, Cornwall.

He said: "We're doing a festival called Boardmasters. But a few people involved with us, some management and friends, are coming down so we'll probably do something there."

The Stockport-based group was formed three years ago, with Ogden as the lead singer and songwriter, Charlie Salt on bass and backing vocals, Josh Dewhurst as lead guitarist, Joe Donovan on drums and Myles Kellock on keyboards.

The Official Charts Company said that Blossoms had a lead of just over 7,000 combined sales at the halfway stage of the week following their self-titled record's release last Friday.

The Charlemagne hitmakers will have to fend off competition from London rapper Giggs and his new offering, entitled Landlord.

Ogden said that "it's all work, work, work" in terms of non-stop touring and gigs for the band ahead of their autumn tour later this year.

He also revealed they are hoping to crack America, and are doing three performances in the US later this year.

He said: "We're doing three shows in October, in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, so that'll be fun. That's us making a start."

Ogden added that the band does not feel pressure over breaking into the difficult American music market.

He said: "I don't think our music is specific to one location. We're talking about relationships, it's relatable worldwide. The catchiness and the poppiness of our records will go down well in America."

Press Association

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