Comedy

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Derek – Series 2

I was never a huge fan of Gervais. The Office was undeniable genius but everything after that seemed to be a pale pastiche of his previous character. His stand up I could take or leave, moments of unique hilarity ruined by unnecessary crassness. So when I heard he was going to play a man with […]

Maria Esposito

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Listen To Cast’s New Song, ‘Baby Blue Eyes’

Britpop stalwarts Cast are back with a new song and new UK tour. The band introduced their new song, ‘Baby Blue Eyes,’ as the first track off their forthcoming album due in 2015, twenty years after the release of their debut album, All Change. Their as-yet-untitled sixth album will follow up 2012’s post-hiatus album, Troubled […]

Jessica Blanchard

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Music to Your Ears – HD Calls With Vodafone

Recently at Britpop News HQ, we’ve been feeling a little wistful and “low-def” in the way we listen to music. Digital music is a wonderful convenience and I will go so far as to say it’s improved our lives in many ways. We can get re-mastered and high quality recordings of albums produced 60 years […]

Jamie Blanchard

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A Simple Guide To Organising Your First Gig

Are you thinking of organising your very first gig? It may be that you’re in a band and want to get your name out there; you might be looking to raise some money for charity, or perhaps you simply want to organise a night to showcase local talent. Organising your own gig will be hugely […]

Reviews

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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of […]

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Britpop Bookshelf: Life by Keith Richards

Keith Richards is one of the best known and respected guitarists of the Brit rock scene. He’s wild, a little strange, sometimes unintelligible, but always interesting. The same can be said of his memoir, Life. In the book, Richards reflects on everything from his early life growing up in a council estate and his love […]

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The Smiths Singles Retrospective

There have been reissues. There have been repackages. And now it’s time to reevaluate the songs. So, put on your tacky badge, and let’s take a look at the seventeen Smiths singles that were released from 1983 to 1987. In just four short years, the Manchester-based band broke on to the scene — confusing, titillating, […]

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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of […]

Travel

Three ways to relieve the boredom at an airport

  Image by Robert S. Donovan  How many times have you been waiting for a flight and had that sinking feeling when you see that your flight has been delayed? Catching a plane these days always involves long periods of waiting – even if your flight is on time, you have to get to the […]

Style File

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Style Profile: Jake Bugg

Young songwriter Jake Bugg is wearing a Bottle Green Stripe Collar Pique Polo in the video “Two Fingers”. Here’s a screen cap below. We’ve written a little about Jake here and are mostly fans. Some songs better than others but on the whole worthwhile. My opinion is i’d like to see what he does on […]

Mod Monday

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Mod Monday: Mod on a Budget

We all know money can be tight sometimes, but don’t let that keep you from looking fab-u-lous. It’s a fact that all women love to look great and naturally love a bargain. Luckily for you reading this, I’ve done the heavy lifting (or heavy typing) and scoured the web for some snazzy, gorgeous and ultimately […]

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