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Clinging to the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop “Feud”

Clinging to the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop “Feud”

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 […]

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Appears in New Mini Mansions Song and Video

Aching for something new from Arctic Monkeys since their 2013 album AM? Well, would you settle for something from Alex Turner? The AM leadman makes an appearance on the new song “Vertigo” from Los Angeles band Mini Mansions. Turner sings a brief interlude on the song. He also appears in the video, along with several topless ladies. […]

Your Chance to Be Part of a Ground-Breaking Fashion Campaign With K-Swiss

As readers of this site, you likely have some interest in fashion. We’ve written many times before about how important style was (and still is) to the Britpop genre. Not just clothing, but attitude. It’s all about self-expression, whether you choose the laid-back cool of Noel Gallagher or mod-revival dandy of Miles Kane or 90s rocker […]

Noel Gallagher Drops a Truth Bomb, Cites Arctic Monkeys

When I first read the recent NME headline, “Noel Gallagher: ‘I’d rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle than listen to [Arctic Monkey] Alex Turner,’” I gasped a little. Surely Noel couldn’t be serious. Didn’t he sing their praises in 2006, calling Turner’s lyrics “stunning” and comparing the band to Oasis? He may have dialed it back […]

Music to Your Ears – HD Calls With Vodafone

Recently at Britpop News HQ, we’ve been feeling a little wistful and “low-def” in the way we listen to music. Digital music is a wonderful convenience and I will go so far as to say it’s improved our lives in many ways. We can get re-mastered and high quality recordings of albums produced 60 years […]

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