Blossoms want to be as huge as Oasis and say Liam and Noel Gallagher have taught them to think big as a band.

The 'Charlemagne' hitmakers - Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock - 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.

In an interview with The I Paper, Tom - whose first concert was watching Oasis play a massive open air show at Manchester's Heaton Park - 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.''

Blossoms supported fellow Manchester indie legends The Stone Roses at the Etihad Stadium last summer and since the release of their self-titled debut album their fan base has been growing and growing.

And the band believe the secret to their popularity is that they are just the same as their fans and play as many gigs as possible.

Tom said: ''People like people who work hard. We did 150 gigs last year - 43 flights and 45 festivals. No other band will have done as many ... There are more people who sit in economy class than business. We appeal to economy.''