The Best of 2018…

The Best of 2018…

  After my fellow Britpoppian, @BritpopMemories, shared his views on the highlights of 2018 I thought it only proper that I prove we are not the same person, or the product of some Russian bot farm, as none of you think by providing my own little list of good things from 2018. Are you sitting [...]

Travis – Glasgow, SSE Hydro, 22/12/18

Travis – Glasgow, SSE Hydro, 22/12/18

The band who... Delivered a debut album that caught the ear of Noel Gallagher, who knows a thing or two about writing songs, and then went on to worm its way into the ears, hearts and souls of a dedicated group of fans. Shifted nearly three million copies of their second album...going platinum nine times [...]

Ad Astra Per Aspera

Ad Astra Per Aspera

To the stars through difficulties In the year of two thousand and eighteen a strange, peculiar, wonderful and poorly written thing happened. This. The Mild Mannered Army. Of course the truth, as ever, is not quite as pure or simple as that. The truth is that The Mild Mannered Army started in July of 2014 [...]

Readers Lives – The Alternative Britpop 50 (part one)

Readers Lives – The Alternative Britpop 50 (part one)

Well, hello everyone.Here we all are again.Again.After publishing my list of the "definitive" records of the Britpop era I asked people to let me know which records they would have included, because I knew that there was no way everyone was going to agree with my choices and that some people were going to be [...]

The Battle of Britpop

Following on from my "Quintaginta" Britpop story, where I attempted to tell the story of the era in fifty "definitive" records I have decided to try and discover which of those songs is greatest... A series of mini battles will be waged in the Twittersphere between now and the end of 2018 culminating in one [...]

James/The Charlatans – SSE Hydro, Glasgow 5/12/18

James/The Charlatans – SSE Hydro, Glasgow 5/12/18

Manchester. So much to answer for. Home, at least spiritually, to some/most/all of the best bands ever to spring forth from the fertile soil of this sceptred isle. Something in the water. Tonight two of the best (the two best?) are sharing the stage. There is no support act. Not really. One is simply appearing [...]