Harriet Evans speaks to indie-pop band Blossoms, who are returning to Tramlines this year.
This isn’t your first year at Tramlines, where was your first performance at the festival?
We played Tramlines in 2014, I think it was at Yellow Arch Studios and there was about seven people there [laughs].
Wow, it’s definitely going to be a bit different this year then!
It’s great to be playing Tramlines again, from seven people in 2014 to second from the top on the main stage this year. We supported Noel Gallagher in Europe in April, so it’ll be great to see them all again.
What’s your favourite track to perform live?
It changes from gig to gig, but I think recently I’ve really enjoyed playing ‘I Can’t Stand It’ and ‘Between The Eyes’ from our new record Cool Like You.
Is there a particular show or a special moment that’s stood out for you and why?
We headlined Castlefield Bowl last year and played to 8,000 people which was probably our biggest moment as a band so far. Previously, we opened for James and The Charlatans there so it was great to go back and headline in our own right.
Are you going to any other festivals this year as a spectator or band?
We’re playing Sziget Festival in Hungary, it’s Myles’ birthday and Arctic Monkeys are headlining so we’re looking forward to that!
Is there a particular venue or festival you would like to eventually perform at?
We’d love to go and play some festivals in South America, the crowds seem to be wild there!
What’s your plan for after the summer?
We’re going back to Europe in October, then hopefully USA again, then another UK tour!
Are there any other bands at Tramlines who you think we should check out?
Neon Waltz and The Magic Gang are playing and we’re big fans of those two bands. Both of their debut albums are great so I’d definitely check them out.
Blossoms will be playing the Main Stage on Saturday at 6:45pm.