Out of time or simply timeless? Greater Manchester's most-beguiling quintet are open to interpretations, with their latest long-form perhaps the strongest case in point to date. There's plenty of nods to the 1970s in both their look and the feel of tracks such 'If You Think This Is Real Life', which owes much to disco pop from an age the band are too young to remember.
Elements of David Byrne in Talking Heads party mode are also audible, 'Your Girlfiend' and 'Falling For Someone' are perhaps the strongest examples. And yet Blossoms remain of the here and now. One play of 'Like Gravity', which closes out this collection, exemplifies this, its scope so huge it could only be born in an age when the rise of DIY and resulting rejection of rulebooks has re-opened playing fields of grandiose ideas to both major and minor acts.
1. "If You Think This Is Real Life" (2:52)
2. "Your Girlfriend" (2:41)
3. "The Keeper" (3:23)
4. "My Swimming Brain" (3:41)
5. "Sunday Was A Friend Of Mine" (3:10)
1. "Oh No (I Think I'm In Love)" (3:40)
2. "Romance Eh?" (2:47)
3. "My Vacant Days" (2:24)
4. "Falling For Someone" (3:36)
5. "Like Gravity" (5:38)