Tag: 'britpop'

Six Picks Spies There's nothing underhand or tricky about today's six picks: no invisible ink, no dead drops, not even a pair of eye-holes cut into the page of a newspaper. No code to decypher, just six great songs about spies and their art. >>
RRP Recommends Hurricane #1 – Think of the Sunshine Think of the Sunshine is the first new track from the recently reformed Hurricane #1. Back together minus Andy Bell the band are ready to release their first new material since their second album Only the Strongest Will Survive came out back in 1999. >>
In Depth The Bluetones Reunion – Interview With Adam Devlin Literally a few days after we published a piece on their final album A New Athens, the news came through that The Bluetones had reformed and would tour later this year to celebrate their 20th anniversary.  Nicola caught up with guitarist Adam Devlin to find out more about the why, the how, and the "will there be tea towels?" of the reunion. >>
New music Nakey – No Job No Job is the second single from the forthcoming five track Live The Nakey Dream EP. It tells of "the lows of living in a virtual purgatory while waiting on someone else to decide what is happening with your life" through a vibe that's Blur on apathy/slacker day crossed with the nonchalant cool of the rapid three-chord change. >>
Tracks of my years Suede – Picnic by the Motorway Picnic By The Motorway is not one of the poppy, "attractive in an obvious sort of way" songs on Coming Up. It's probably the least new-Suede song on the album. And yet it was one of the first songs that Oakes and Anderson wrote together. >>
Reviews Andrew Montgomery – Ruled By Dreams After a long absence, Andrew Montgomery returns with Ruled By Dreams, his solo debut album. Has the former Geneva lead singer found the music to match his voice? >>
Tracks of my years Oasis – Supersonic Supersonic hit the charts three places below PJ & Duncan. It was an inauspicious start to a scarcely believable career. >>
Tracks Blur – Song 2 Take a bow, Graham Coxon. And take a bow, Blur, for creating a song that both rules and mocks a whole genre. Kudos! >>
Tracks Pulp – Common People Not just a Britpop anthem, Common People is THE Britpop anthem. It's a defining moment of a genre, a band's career, and the lives of many fans. >>
Tracks Echobelly – Great Things For all the comparisons with The Smiths, and the focus on lead singer Sonya Madan, what makes Great Things is nothing more complicated than the atypical optimism in the chorus lyric. >>
Tracks Elastica – Connection When it came to Britpop borrowings, no-one was quite as ballsy as Elastica's Justine Frischmann, who took the Wire back catalogue, melted it down, and reformed it using exactly the same jerky post-punk mould. >>
Tracks Pulp – Cocaine Socialism Share Originally released as the b-side to "A Little Soul", "Cocaine Socialism" eventually wound up on a Pulp album when it was included in the re-issued and expanded This is … >>