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Earlier this year the British music press was full of features about the 20th anniversary of Britpop—the British musical renaissance kicked off by Suede, given shape by Blur and then puffed up beyond all recognition by Oasis. But one ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 8th, 2014
Yesterday, the trailer was released for the new documentary Pulp: a Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, in which one of Britain’s finest bands gets back together, goes on the road and plays some very emotional shows, not ...
Wherever you go on London’s Underground, you’ll hear the sound of music. There are buskers banging drums, buskers singing plangent ballads, buskers huffing on saxophones and buskers crooning big band ballads (without a band, ...
By Rachel Marie Paquin | Posted on March 25th, 2013
For anyone who followed Britpop in the 1990s, this news may come as a shock: Noel Gallagher of Oasis performed on stage with Blur’s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on Saturday. I’ll give you a second to pick your jaw up off the ...
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Today is the anniversary of the very first broadcast by the BBC, back in 1922. It was just a radio signal at the time, made by what was then called the British Broadcasting Company (it was later incorporated).
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 24th, 2012
Hey, everyone has a clumsy moment from time to time. And sometimes the only way to put that moment right is to call your insurers.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 13th, 2012
Damon Albarn is lost for words. It’s the end of two-hour long set by his band Blur, supposedly the very last thing they will ever do, and he can’t find a way to express what this all means.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 7th, 2012
Having effectively blown cynics away with the opening ceremony (or at the very least shushed them up for a week or so), the organisers of the London Games have something of a hill to climb in coming up with an appropriate ending. ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 24th, 2012
“The Lambeth Walk”