Poltimore Sessions | Bloom

First watch: Rory Mitchell, Sam Bowen, Luke Colwell and Ben Leftley of Bloom fill the Poltimore courtyard with stripped-back psychedelia, live in session.


Exeposé Music is proud to present – in collaboration with XTV and Poltimore Festival – Poltimore Sessions. Set at the historic Poltimore House, the coming sessions will showcase our favourite local musicians in the build-up to Poltimore 2016.


Meet Rory Mitchell, Sam Bowen, Ben Leftley and Luke Colwell, the Exeter-based four-piece more commonly known as Bloom. Confidently claiming a trademark meekness in performance, the visual aspect of their set is humbled by a massive sound that occupies the space between psychedelic rock and shoegaze, taking influence from Radiohead, Deerhunter and LCD Soundsystem. Bloom are becoming a local force, since winning last year’s Battle of the Bands at the University of Exeter, they have been lauded as serious ones to watch by BBC Introducing Devon. Now recording with the brilliant James Bragg at Middle Farm Studios, the boys behind Mahatma Music are one of Exeter’s most exciting prospects, and they’re only getting better.

Produced by Chris Filsell, Tristan Gatward, Cara Ludlow and Joe Stewart.

With thanks to Franci Donavan-Brady, Richard Griffiths, Julien Pecqueux, Sam Hutchings, Ben Thornley, Pedro Torres and ExeTech.

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