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Star Shaped Club have announced a Britpop festival for September and the line up is glorious

Star Shaped Club have announced a Britpop festival for September and the line up is glorious

They’ve been putting on monthly Britpop club nights for only a year, but London’s Star Shaped Club have just stepped things up with the announcement of their inaugural Star Shaped Festival. Oh yeah, and the line up? It’s, as Ian Brown might say, glorious. To headline, Shed Seven’s vocalist Rick Witter and guitarist Paul Banks […]

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 […]

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 […]

So, What’s Next For Blur?

Blur’s future remains in question following the release of Damon Albarn’s solo album, Everyday Robots, last month. So many questions remain, namely: will the band release any more new material and will they ever perform together again? Despite the fact that the band planned to begin work on their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s Think Tank, […]

Best Britpop Guitar Moments

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 […]

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