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Unreleased Blur, Pulp On ‘Britpop At The BBC’ Compilation

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 […]

The BBC Celebrate 20 Years Of Britpop

April marks the twentieth anniversary of Blur’s Parklife, a milestone that will multiply over the coming months. Soon, we will be celebrating Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and Suede’s masterpiece, Dog Man Star. Do you remember the first time you heard Pulp’s ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’ or made a connection with Elastica’s ‘Connection?’ That’s right, […]

4 Britpop Books To Read Now

The publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography has been an immediate success. The book has performed so well already that it has become one of the fastest-selling memoirs on record and is now the fastest-selling autobiography ever written by a musician, overtaking Keith Richards’ Life. Autobiography is now the second fastest-selling memoir of all time after Kate […]

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Britpop Style File: Louise Wener of Sleeper

Sleeper’s Louise Wener was one of the reigning queens of Britpop. She fronted the Sleeperblokes with her Telecaster and sang Britpop anthems like “Inbetweener” and “Sale Of the Century.” Louise’s style was softer than that of fellow Britpop girl Justine Frischmann. Louise favored the current ’90s trends and donned a lot of sporty, stripped mini […]

Sleeper Album Review: Smart

Sleeper’s 1995 debut Smart introduced us to Louise Wener and the Sleeperblokes – Jon Stewart, Diid Osman and Andy Maclure. Smart was right at home in the emerging Britpop scene of mid-90s London. People think I’m crazy, but I’ve always preferred Smart to its 1996 follow up The It Girl. The It Girl is a […]

Britpop Girl Power Anthems, Pt. I

When we think of the 90s and girl power, one group immediately springs to mind: the Spice Girls. While they were certainly fun, it was the ladies of Britpop who really showed us what girl power was all about. Kenickie – “Come Out 2Nite” Lauren Laverne and the girls snarl their way through this […]