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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wizard Jarvis

Wizard Jarvis

In 2005, Jarvis Cocker saved the day for Harry Potter fans everywhere when he valiantly stepped in to provide a band for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Franz Ferdinand was unable to do so. Jarvis rounded up his pals — which include Pulp bassist Steve Mackey, Jason Buckle […]

What Is Your Favorite Song On Parklife?

Hey everybody! WHAT A WEEK! It’s only Wednesday and the world is already in a post apocalyptic breakdown mode! What is going on world? Why are you being so world? And why in the world is Lindsay Lohan saying anything ever.  vvvvvvvvvvv WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i’m calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting […]

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Hurricane #1

These days, Andy Bell plays bass with Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye. In the ’90s, we remembered him as one of the geniuses behind Ride (come on, you can’t deny that Going Blank Again and Nowhere are perfect albums!). But how many of us remember Andy’s brief post-Ride spell with Hurricane #1? Hurricane #1 had a […]

Oasis Wonderwall

On This Day Wonderwall was released

Wonderwall” is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band’s guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher. The song was produced by Owen Morris and Gallagher for their second album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. According to Gallagher, “Wonderwall” describes “an imaginary friend who’s gonna come and save you from yourself.”. The song […]

There’s A Storm A-Comin’

Hurricane Sandy is slated to hit America’s northeastern coast tonight. We here at Britpop News hope that our east coast readers are prepped and ready for whatever Sandy may bring. Stay safe and before you lose power, be sure to listen to this very appropriate song by Richard Hawley.

Britpop Girl Power Anthems, Pt. I

When we think of the 90s and girl power, one group immediately springs to mind: the Spice Girls. While they were certainly fun, it was the ladies of Britpop who really showed us what girl power was all about. Kenickie – “Come Out 2Nite” Lauren Laverne and the girls snarl their way through this […]

On This Day: Trouble by Coldplay

“Trouble” is a song recorded by Coldplay for their debut album, Parachutes. The band wrote the song and co-produced it with British record producer Ken Nelson. The song repeats the word “trouble” throughout the lyrics, and its musicscape is minimalist built around a piano. The song was released on 26 October 2000 as the album’s […]

Calling All Britpop Bands! We Want To Write About You!

As the title suggests if you are in a Britpop/Britrock/Shoegaze band we want to write about you. We’re OK with you not being based in the UK,  but it’s even better if you are as most of the readership is UK based. If you have a Britpop/dance night that already has an audience that is OK too! So what […]