Blossoms: From grassroots venues to an Amazon Prime documentary

Blossoms in 2016

The journey of Blossoms is an aspirational one for any new band. From playing small grassroots venues on their first ever tour to an Amazon Prime documentary due this Sunday (November 8th).

Titled ‘Back To Stockport’, the feature-length documentary focuses on Blossoms’ headline show at Stockport County FC’s 15,000 capacity Edgeley Park stadium on June 22nd, 2019.

Alongside live footage of favourites from across the band’s catalogue, including I Can’t Stand It, Your Girlfriend, Blow, My Favourite Room, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and Charlemagne, the film includes individual interviews with each band member, as well as extensive and candid behind the scenes access.

It’s incredible to see a band that was just starting out their career, releasing an EP and touring in small music venues across the UK. The band came to Stoke-on-Trent’s The Sugarmill on March 5th, 2016 – even before their critically acclaimed debut album – and you instantly knew they were destined for the big stages. 

And as you can see, they went all the way to the very top! 

Blossoms in 2016
Blossoms at The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent in March 2016

Speaking about the documentary, Blossoms say: “We’ve worked with Charlie on and off since the band started really, so when the opportunity to make something together surrounding the homecoming show in Stockport came about, we jumped at the chance. 

“We think he’s really captured the spirit of the band, and being a friend, he was able to get the natural moments you don’t normally see in a band documentary. We love the film and hope you do too!”

The documentary’s director, and long-term collaborator with the band, Charlie Watts adds: “This is a project that has been very close to my heart for the last 18 months. Given my personal relationship with the band and the town itself, it was hugely important to me that the film delivered! 

“I’ve been filming the lads since they started out, so it has been surreal to see their rise to such success – but not surprising! To be able to make a film about them playing to a sold-out show in our home tome of Stockport was something I’ll never forget. I think the film gives an intimate insight into the amazing bond and togetherness this band has. They grew up as best friends and it really does show on the screen.”

Back To Stockport will be released on Amazon Prime Video on November 8th and will launch as a 24 hour premiere on YouTube on November 7th at 8pm GMT.

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