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Record Store Day 2015 – Our Picks

Record Store Day 2015 – Our Picks

Record Store Day will soon be tempting us once more with promises of exclusive coloured vinyl, limited pressings, and picture discs. If you’re starting to make your wish list for Record Store Day 2015 (mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18!), you might find our picks of the best to be of use. Links below […]

Happy Booo-ritpop Halloween!

Having a Halloween party? Is your playlist lacking some Britpop? Well, if you’re looking to set the right mood, here is a collection of 27 ghoulish tunes to have pumpkin’ on your stereo tomorrow night! Britpop News’ Halloween Scare-a-thon is available as playlists on Spotify and YouTube. Britpop Halloween Scare-a-thon tracklisting: Ash – The Creeps […]

Get Involved With The Great British Fairness Debate

Attention coffee lovers! Today is the first day of the Great British Fairness Debate, a two-week campaign brought to us by the Fairtrade Foundation. The Debate seeks to change the behaviours of people up and down the country and have us consider the question: Are we really as fair as we think we are? Over […]

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 […]

Unreleased Blur, Pulp On ‘Britpop At The BBC’ Compilation

The BBC are continuing its celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of Britpop with a new compilation featuring previously-unreleased performances from some of the greatest British bands of the 1990s. Mark your calendars: on July 14, Britpop At The BBC, an amazing three-disc collection, will be released. The first disc will be devoted to Radio 1’s […]

The Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes Dies

The Charlatans’ drummer Jon Brookes passed away this morning following treatment for a brain tumor. The 44 year-old had suffered a seizure in Philadelphia during their 2010 American tour and underwent several operations and treatments as a result of the diagnosed tumor. He experienced a relapse in September 2012 and was operated on as recently […]

Friday Flashback: The Only One I Know

Fresh off the heels of The Stone Roses and somehow managing to write a catchier and more accessible early 90’s dance rock (aka Madchester) song.  This song catapulted The Charlatans to fame in the UK.  All parts have equal moments of shine such as the lead guitar solo, the chugging motown bassline, and drum and […]

‘Complete Control’: The Clash vs. The Charlatans

You control it! Which ‘Complete Control’ do you prefer: the Clash’s third single or the Charlatans’ late b-side? The Clash – Complete Control The Clash’s ‘Complete Control’ is all about the band’s experience with their conniving label, CBS Records. ‘They said we’d be artistically free when we signed that bit of paper,’ scoffs Joe Strummer, […]