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When Life Gives You Lemon, You Speculate ‘The Stone Roses 2016’

When Life Gives You Lemon, You Speculate ‘The Stone Roses 2016’

I wish I was in Manchester. Unfortunately I am not. Here somewhere around South East Asia, only speculation can be made, without seeing myself how does mysterious appearance of lemon posters around Manchester look like. Some tried to connect the dots, even claimed secret hint from unnamed Etihad Stadium official that said there will be […]

8 Britpop Albums of 2014 That You Should Listen To

Now it’s the end of year again, time to review some albums released in 2014 from our beloved so-called Britpop scene. This year’s release activity is not as heavy as 2013, though there are some new singles thrown to the floor such as by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Charlatans, which may indicates […]

The Charlatans is Moving On! Listen to New Single “Talking In Tones”

“We all got in and wrote it together. We sat and faced each other and looked each other in the eye” said the band’s frontman Tim Burgess about how Jon Brooke’s death affected their creative process on the new song. As one of the most consistently productive act from Madchester scene, with 11 studio albums […]

3 Essential Documentaries of Mancunian Icons Released in 2013

There will never be enough documentary to portray Manchester scenes, from Post-Punk era, Hacienda, to Madchester, Britpop and Post-Britpop scene, Manchester remains the biggest resource of cool music with their own definition of style and attitude. Here in 2013, three doccos highlighted three Mancunian icons from three different generations. If you haven’t watch it, you’d […]

Don’t Miss These 10 Albums Released in 2013 from ‘Britpop’ Scene

Unlike what Noel Gallagher said to his interview with Rolling Stone about the year 2013 “Dog-shit year. Can’t wait until it’s over.”, I can barely count how many good albums were released this year, even in the first quarter famous names such as New Order, Depeche Mode, The Strokes, Yo La Tengo and David Bowie […]

Remembering The Bluetones (1993 – 2011)

Who missed The Bluetones? Four lads from West London came out to surface with double A-Side debut single ‘Slight Return’/’The Fountainhead’ in 1995, then went No.1 on UK Chart with their debut LP ‘Expecting to Fly’. After 6 studio albums, 3 EPs and 20 singles the band decided to disband on March 28th 2011. Too […]

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