TRNSMT announce 2021 line-up featuring Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Blossoms and many more

TRNSMT announce 2021 line-up featuring Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Blossoms and many more

Following the news that TRNSMT 2020 is unable to go ahead, organisers have today announced that they have been working hard with artist teams over the last few days to rebook most of the acts from the 2020 event to the 2021 festival. TRNSMT festival organisers recognise that tens of thousands of 2020 ticket holders were looking forward to seeing this year’s line up, so have moved quickly to secure the artists fans wanted to…

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Blossoms announce UK tour

Blossoms announce UK tour

Indie darlings Blossoms have announced a UK tour for later this year, kicking off in Scotland. The Stockport band, who released their second alum Cool Like You earlier this year, will kick things off in Glasgow on December 3, before visiting Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, and London. Tickets for the tour go on sale at 9am on Friday (July 27) and a special fan pre-sale will take place at 9am tomorrow (July 25)….

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Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017 has been announced – and Loyle Carner, The xx, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Alt-J are all in the running for the prestigious prize. Sampha, Blossoms, Kate Tempest, J Hus and Sampha have also been nominated for the annual award, which recognises the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland over the last year. Dinosaur, Glass Animals and The Big Moon complete the 12-album shortlist. The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show…

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Review: Blossoms, Georgie and Inheaven, Potterrow, Edinburgh

Review: Blossoms, Georgie and Inheaven, Potterrow, Edinburgh

A mere nine months after playing Sneaky Pete’s, Blossoms made a triumphant return to Edinburgh to play to a packed 800-capacity crowd at Potterrow. This time they brought two support acts as warm-ups, with Inheaven, a grunge-influenced South London four-piece, being well received by an appreciative audience. However, it was opening act Georgie who caught the eye. The 21-year-old Mansfield-born singer-songwriter held the early audience with an impressive setlist showcasing an unique talent. Songs such…

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Interview: Georgie (Blossoms tour support)

Interview: Georgie (Blossoms tour support)

Having gone down an absolute storm supporting Jake Bugg earlier this year, Mansfield-born singer Georgie is continuing to win over new fans on tour with indie darlings Blossoms. The talented 21-year-old is signed to the mighty Colombia Records, and anyone heading to see Blossoms at Potterrow on Monday, 5 December is advised to get there early to catch her set. Georgie already has a Glastonbury appearance under her belt, and the BBC are among those who have…

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Blossoms add Scottish date to UK tour

Blossoms add Scottish date to UK tour

Indie band of the moment Blossoms have announced a new run of UK tour dates for 2017 – including a visit to Glasgow’s O2 Academy on April 1. It’s already been a massive year for the Stockport five-piece, and these will be the biggest headline shows they’ve played to date. Back when the Stockport indie outfit first announced a UK tour that brought them to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room in March, they were still very much in the…

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Gig preview: Blossoms, Liquid Room

Gig preview: Blossoms, Liquid Room

It’s amazing how quickly things have moved for Blossoms. At the start of the year, when the Stockport indie outfit first announced a UK tour that brings them to Liquid Room on Thursday (3 March), they were still very much in the “ones-to-watch” category, having been placed fourth in the BBC Sound of 2016 poll. Then they brought out an EP featuring what’s probably the best pop record of the year so far – the swooningly…

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Edinburgh gig tribute to tragic Viola Beach

Edinburgh gig tribute to tragic Viola Beach

Viola Beach, who were due to open for Blossoms at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on 3 March before the group died in a horror accident last weekend, will have their vacant slot marked by a full audio recording of their recent live set at Lemington Spa. The Warrington indie band – who were tragically killed along with their manager Craig Tarry when their car plunged off a bridge into a canal in the early hours of Saturday morning while…

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Viola Beach killed in Sweden car crash

Viola Beach killed in Sweden car crash

Viola Beach, the hotly-tipped young indie band who were due to open for Blossoms at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room in March, have died in a car crash in Sweden, the Foreign Office has said. It is understood all four members of the band – Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin – and their manager, Craig Tarry, died in the accident, which happened on Saturday near the Swedish capital Stockholm. The car plunged more than 25m…

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Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

‘TIS the season to be tipping music’s biggest stars of tomorrow (well, next year at any rate) and, as has become the norm in recent years, the BBC got the ball rolling this week with the unveiling of the longlist for its Sound Of 2016 poll. Last year’s victors, synth-pop trio Years And Years, have enjoyed a phenomenal year. Their debut album, Communion, went straight to the No.1 spot when it was released in July. Previous winners who…

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