English indie pop band Blossoms have released a new trailer parodying the current hit Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’. The spoof entitled ‘Stockport Things’ advertises the bands new self titled album that was released on August 5.
The video was posted on the band’s twitter and features footage from ‘Stranger Things’ set to the songs ‘The Getaway’ and ‘Charlemagne’. The band tagged the video with the hashtag #STOCKPORTTHINGS.
Blossoms have been taking the UK by storm over the last year and are well on their way to achieving commercial success around the world. Despite forming in only 2013, the band have already released four EP’s and nine singles. They also placed forth on the BBC’s Sound of 2016 list.
The band has always maintained a good sense of humour and the parody trailer comes as no surprise to their fans. The original mission statement on their website read: “We want to be heard by everyone,” “James Stewart’s rabbit Harvey, Echo and the Bunnymen, Frank From Donnie Darko, at school discos, office parties, on the radio … everywhere. We want to be as mainstream as Will Smith, as great as the Smiths and as uplifting as Mr Smith Goes to Washington.”
Much like Blossoms, ‘Stranger Things’ has also proved an instant hit since its arrival to Netflix last month. The 1980’s inspired science fiction thriller created by Matt and Ross Duffer is already reported to be more successful than popular Netflix programmes ‘House of Cards’, ‘Narcos’ and ‘Making a Murderer’.
The show (set in 1980’s Indiana) is said to channel the spirit of 80’s pop culture innovators Steven Spielberg, Steven King, George Lucas and John Carpenter. It follows the small town story of the disappearance of a young boy and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Finn Wolfhard.
See the new trailer HERE