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 [...]

The Year in Britpop…2019

The Year in Britpop…2019

It all seems so long ago. It was a long time ago. We were younger then. We are older now. Look at you now. Don't look at me. Don't look back in anger. Look back with misty eyes and a quickening of the beat-beat-beat of your heart. Them was giddy days. 2019 has brought Britpop [...]

The Times They Ain’t a Changin’

The Times They Ain’t a Changin’

"It says here that she claims she had journalists interview her just because they fancied her...I don't want you to think that's the case this evening, I want you to know it's the case this evening." Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Phew. Great banter. That was Chris Evans' opening gambit [...]

You’re a big man…”Delicious” at 25

You’re a big man…”Delicious” at 25

With nods to "Get Carter", the portrayal of sex as something to be enjoyed, not endured, by women and the ferocity of the music with its melding of melody and mania "Delicious" by Sleeper is one of the greatest singles of the nineties. It had been preceded by the "Alice" EP and a second single, [...]