Britpop Obscurities

Britpop Obscurities

Embarrassing pedantry. Britpop was not a sound in the same way as glam, acid house, baggy or 2-Tone had been in previous years.  It wasn't about British guitar music and it certainly wasn't a "sub-genre" of the impossible to define "indie" music.  It was a moment in time, a musical and cultural movement.  It was [...]

Caught by the Buzz…

Caught by the Buzz…

The last time I saw Supergrass was a quarter of a century ago. Can you give me a moment while I wipe the tears from my eyes? Thank you. It is strange to think that I was just twenty-two years old.  That probably means that Supergrass were about, well, twelve?  Thirteen maybe?  Who knows. My [...]

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

The best writers seem to be speaking directly to you. It's like they've been living in your wardrobe. They've seen you naked, rifled through your pockets, heard all of your best lines, been there through cold blooded old times and they know all of your secrets.  At least that's how it seems.  This should seem [...]

Dear John…

***this article is a response to one that appeared in the Independent.Ie on February 8th 2020 written by John Meagher*** Line upon line. Britpop's most emblematic year was 1995 Was it really? If by emblematic you mean the year when lots of records were sold by Blur and Oasis...fair enough. But the year that "best" [...]