Paul Weller's advice for Blossoms
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 March 2017
Paul Weller told rising rock band Blossoms that they should always be writing the next song
Paul Weller told Blossoms to never "stop writing songs".
The Modfather let the 'Charlemagne' rockers support them for three shows in Ireland and he told the rising indie rock group's frontman, Tom Ogden, the best thing he can do is to be constantly thinking about the next song.
Speaking about the former Jam frontman's advice, Ogden told Pete Donaldson on Absolute Radio, he said: "We did three gigs with him in Ireland. He watched us every night. I liked that."
Asked what his tip was, Tom added: "Keep writing songs, don't stop writing songs is what he said."
The 'Honey Sweet' hitmakers - completed by Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock - previously said they want to be as huge as Oasis and that Liam and Noel Gallagher have taught them to think big as a band.
They cite the legendary Manchester group as one of their biggest influences and they have an infinity with the rock 'n' roll siblings because they are from nearby Stockport in England.
As much as Liam and Noel's music has had an impact of their songwriting, the boys also have taken a lot from the pair's confidence - with Noel making statements such as "we're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world" - and learned that they should aim to be as successful as possible and try and take their songs around the world.
Tom - whose first concert was watching Oasis play a massive open air show at Manchester's Heaton Park - previously said: "Oasis come from a similar area to us: Burnage is about is about six bus stops away from Stockport on the way to Manchester. We've grown up listening to their attitudes, what they say about there being no limit. I've never understood wanting to be an underground band. I just want to write big choruses and be massive."