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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 […]

Blur Reveals ‘The Magic Whip,’ First Album in 12 Years

Britpop fans woke up to a surprise today when Blur‘s official sites dropped a trio of bombshells across social media. The band, who had previously hinted that unreleased material would never surface, announced their plans to release The Magic Whip, their first album in twelve years. ‘We’ve made a new record,’ frontman Damon Albarn revealed […]

David Cameron Partied With Alex James On New Year’s Eve

From the LOL-Files: British Prime Minister David Cameron rang in the new year at eternally-cool Blur bassist Alex James‘ Oxfordshire farm. The pair were spotted ‘dad dancing’ and ‘sipping on red wine’ at James’ ‘old school disco-style’ party held at his Oxfordshire farm. While Cameron did attend the bash with his wife Samantha, he spent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Damon Albarn Song Round-Up

Prior to his appearance at New York’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival earlier this month, Damon Albarn paid a visit to 30 Rockefeller Center to perform a few songs for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Albarn kicked things off with ‘Lonely Press Play’ off of his newly-released solo album, Everyday Robots. He followed that up […]

Damon Albarn: ‘I Think Oasis Were Better’

Blur or Oasis? This was the most important question in the life of any self-respecting 90s teen. Rivalries between fans of the two bands were as vicious, if not as amusing, as the rivalry between the bands themselves. Now, almost twenty years on, Damon Albarn settles the matter once and for all by declaring Oasis […]

Will They Or Won’t They?: Damon Albarn / Noel Gallagher

Damon Albarn has set Britpop hearts a-flutter by revealing that he and former nemesis Noel Gallagher have discussed making music together ‘at least once.’ He told the NME, ‘I still see Noel from time to time. We text a bit.’ When asked about the possibility of a collaboration, Albarn replied, ‘I can imagine that being […]

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