Preview: Blossoms and Declan McKenna at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

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Blossoms’ UK tour nears an end at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire to round off an incredibly successful 2016 for the Greater Manchester band.

The indie rock band supported The Stone Roses earlier this year at their home county’s Etihad Stadium in their biggest show to date, with their self-titled debut album going straight to number 1 in the UK Charts. Their breakthrough single ‘Charlemagne’ has brought on commercial success in the last 12 months, with the likes of Ian Brown (The Stones Roses), and Liam Fray (The Courteeners) publically endorsing the fledgling band.

Frontman Tom Odgen has described their sound as “very melodic, very pop, but with our strange twist”, and the five-piece are sure to put on a show in their penultimate performance of 2016, after playing at every festival imaginable in their short career so far.

Support act Declan McKenna, winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition in 2015, brings a youthful but matured one-man show to London. The 17 year-old most successful single to date ‘Brazil’ is sure to go down a treat with the crowd, with its blend of charisma and controversy in balance.

Tickets have sold out for Blossoms’ current UK tour, however there are tickets still available to see Declan McKenna in January 2017, alongside Cage The Elephant.

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