Articles Tagged 'Oasis'

A Maypole, for May Day (Photo: Bradcalkins/Fotolia/AP Images)

What is a Bank Holiday?

As a momentary respite from all that parading and shopping over the Labor Day weekend, let’s take a look at public holidays in the British Isles. Specifically, the tradition the British have of calling their public holidays a bank holiday, as if only people who work in banks can take the time off. Actually, the […]


10 Underappreciated Britpop Songs

This week marks a significant anniversary in the history of Britpop, as it’s 20 years since Blur and Oasis released competing singles (“Country House” and “Roll With It“) on the same day in a much-hyped battle to reach the top of the British charts, a battle that was won by Blur. This huge publicity event represented […]

The Stone Roses

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 of the most interesting things about those times is that there is still a fairly rabid audience for […]


WATCH: Pulp and the Reunion Documentaries of Britpop

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 least in their hometown of Sheffield. Pulp being the awkward cusses they are, the movie also features […]

Noel Gallagher

WATCH: Noel Gallagher’s Disgusted Commentary On Oasis Videos

The very great Popjustice once made the point that Noel Gallagher has his entire business model upside-down. Rather than charging money for his music, and handing out interviews for free, he should give away his songs, and charge for the interviews. Because there are very few famous people in the world that can talk like […]

Jeremy Irons leaving Scott’s Restaurant, London, Britain – 10 Ju

Brits with Birthdays: Jeremy Irons Reaches a Major Marker, and More

Jeremy Irons is about to become a senior citizen. The British actor, equally adept at portraying both romantic heroes and bounders, turns 65 this Thursday (Sept. 19). The Oscar-winning star (for 1990’s Reversal of Fortune) has been landing leading roles for the past four decades, beginning on British TV in such series as The Pallisers (1974), Love for Lydia (1977) and Brideshead […]

Sex Pistols

Brit Binge Watching: Five British Music Documentaries You Can View Online

Whether you’re a fan of One Direction or not, you’ve most likely seen clips of their new documentary This Is Us. It’s pretty bad-ass when bigger-than-life bands invite us backstage, giving us a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors. Let’s just say they’re not all “happy days” stories like 1D’s. Here are five […]

Liam Gallagher

Dreary Things People Say About Stuff They Don’t Like

Art is a subjective form of communication. That is to say, whether you’re listening to music or watching a movie or experiencing a painting, the thing the artist thinks he or she is saying to you isn’t going to be the same as the thing you experience. It can’t be, because the method of delivery […]


15 Great British Tribute Band Names, And One We Made Up

There’s a definite knack to naming a tribute band: Ideally you’d want a devilishly-clever pun on the band’s name (or at a push, their most famous song or album title), but it has to be one that also explains that you’re definitely a tribute band and not the real thing, so that anyone coming to […]

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