British Music

Blur to Play Free Gig in New York This Friday

If you’re a true musical Anglophile, based in New York, you’ll want to get to Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night (May 1) to see the triumphant return of Blur—a key band for any true musical …

Who’s Who in the Mercury Prize 2014

We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with …

10 Britpop-Era Bands Still Around in 2014

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 …

No Bowie, No Showie: The 2014 Brit Awards In Full

It’s official, after at least 45 years in the business, David Bowie has finally arrived, taking the Best British Male award in the 2014 Brit Awards. It’s been a long haul—some people believed he may have just given up, …