There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles #4

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles #4

Following the astonishing success of "Parklife" Blur had positioned themselves as that rarest of beasts...a pop group who enjoyed the support of the indie crowd.  It had been a long time since a band like them had featured so frequently in the charts, in the pages of the "serious" music papers, in Smash Hits and [...]

A Design for Life – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop #1

A Design for Life – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop #1

A Design For Life Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop     Chapter One Power/Freedom/Dignity/Love Libraries gave us power Then work came and made us free What price now for a shallow piece of dignity We don't talk about love...we only want to get drunk ("A Design for Life" by Manic Street [...]

Travis – Glasgow, SSE Hydro, 22/12/19

Travis – Glasgow, SSE Hydro, 22/12/19

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 [...]

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 [...]