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 […]
Here’s an uplifting song for you this Friday. “Moving on Up” is a hit from the classic psychedelic Primal Scream album Screamadelica and is generally accepted as one of the standout tracks. In this black and white video, the band make no apologies for taking inspiration from the 1960s as Bobby Gillespie does his best Mick Jagger impression. […]
Musicians and music fans alike continually praise these four British albums as the most groundbreaking and influential of the past forty years. From the emergence of punk in the 1970s to the rising popularity of dance and electronica, these four bands have played a major role in expanding our understanding of the cultural impact music […]
In twelve days, Kendal Calling 2013 will kick off in the lush fields of Cumbria — Lowther Deer Park, to be exact. Of all the major festivals, this might be on the most outstanding bit of land. The park is a thousand years old and home to the offspring of a herd of deer originally […]
ONE SONG PER BAND. I just wrote it but to save the inevitable “WHERE IS “X” SONG” comments understand this is one song per band because it would be an otherwise boring list of songs. That out of the way; we all know the Britpop scene started in 1993 and in 94 things really started […]
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.
Some days you just need to listen to Autobahn 66 by Primal Scream. And then there are days you don’t. I don’t quite know what those days are. The ones that don’t end in a Y, I guess?