With the release of The Magic Whip, Blur’s first studio album since 2003, the word britpop is resurfacing on news sites and music blogs. Unfortunately it’s often considered a dirty word, like britpop is from a time in music we should all be ashamed of, like ska or emo. If you’re reading this site, then […]
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 […]
Here is a list I can get behind. Music Radar put together a list of 13 Best Britpop Guitar Moments and I have to say that it’s a really good list. Normally I find myself disagreeing with others’ “best of” lists because they are so subjective. These best of Britpop lists also always tend to […]
One of the classic British reactionary songs was born thirty-one years ago, in the midst of the Falklands War. ‘Shipbuilding’ was written by Elvis Costello (lyrics) and Clive Langer (music) for singer-songwriter Robert Wyatt, who recorded it before the more famous Elvis Costello version was released on Punch The Clock. ‘Shipbuilding’ is a tragic tale […]
Well, the ’90s truly are over. The once-famous Blur vs. Oasis feud is over. At this past weekend’s Teenage Cancer Trust benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller took to the stage for a rendition of the Blur single “Tender.” Those four men are insanely talented […]
For the most part, Blur music videos were fun and a bit cheesy. But a serious song calls for a more serious video, I suppose. In their video for “The Universal,” they go arty and pay tribute to the classic book/film A Clockwork Orange by dressing up like Droogs in a milk bar. This video was […]
Did you Brits and Europeans out there (or very lucky Americans) get your tickets for the 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust gigs today? With such a stellar lineup, I would have been in line overnight to secure my seat.
Have you heard A+E? No? Well, BOOM. I got your back. If you feel bad because you have not yet please don’t, because I just heard it too!
5. You and I Off of Love Travels at Illegal Speeds the song starts off a bit simple but really kicks in at 0:35. The 1,2 punch of la, la’s and the ripped out of a candy store guitar riff should be enough of a selling point for you. 4. Freaking out The lead single […]
This list only encompasses his solo career. So ZEEERO complaints about Coffee and TV, Tender, You’re So Great and all of the Blur co-written songs. Graham Coxon’s output is spectacular to say the least having 8 albums under his belt. There’s so much to choose from, how do you? I’ll attempt to, I guess?