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10 British Exports That Are More Popular In The U.S.

If a British cultural export manages to succeed in America, it’s a fairly safe bet that it already has some degree of popularity in its home land. Sometimes, however, exports from the U.K.

One Direction Accused of ‘Plagiarizing’ The Who, But Not By The Who

If you’ve heard boyband One Direction‘s new single on the radio recently and wondered whether you were listening to a cover of The Who‘s classic track “Baba O’Riley”, you’re not alone. A …

British-Themed Easter Eggs Inspired By ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Sherlock’ and More

With Easter just a few days away (March 31), many people are sure to be hard-boiling some eggs and buying a PAAS dye kit. Rather than going with one of the predetermined themes that accompany these packs, why not venture into the world …

What Are Brits Watching?: ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’

Ant and Dec host a variety show on craic.

What’s on: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway What is it: Ant and Dec are a dynamic comedy duo who hosted nine seasons of a variety show before taking a break to launch family game shows called Ant & Dec’s Push the …

Hate One Direction? Five Brit Boybands You Could’ve Had Instead

Let’s not mince words, there will always be a space (quite a large space at that) within popular music for handsome young men singing songs of teenage passion that are predominantly aimed at teenage girls. To oppose that fact or …

Separated at Birth: ‘Downton Abbey’ Actor and One Direction Member

They didn’t break the mold when Allen Leech, the actor who plays former chauffeur Tom Branson on the popular Downton Abbey series, was born.

The Perfect One Direction Clip For Everyone, Ever

The problem with being a world-straddling, press-eating pop band is simply this: not everyone likes you. And the people that don’t like you are often far more vocal than the people that do, and they’re pretty good at …

So What’s Going on at the Brits Tonight?

It’s not a bad moment to celebrate British music, given that we’re currently all over the pop firmament like grease on a french fry, we’ve got Mumford, we’ve got Adele, and David Bowie is about to release his …

How Are You Spending ‘Please Please Me’ Day?

50 years ago today, the four musicians in the Liverpudlian band the Beatles assembled in the EMI studios in Abbey Road, London, to make their debut album. There were 10 tracks to record, so that, with the addition of the A and B-sides …

Alt-J, Mumfords Lead The Pack In Brit Award Nominations

I know, it seems like AGES since we did a post about some awards, doesn’t it?

So, the nominees for the 2013 Brit Awards have been announced, ready for the ceremony on February 20, and reflecting a truly global year for British music. As you’d expect, there are nods towards our more successful exports like …