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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 […]

News Roundup: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Arrested For Rioting

The temptation to make some crack about evil Slytherins is almost overwhelming, but we’ll push on past it to bring you the unhappy tale of Jamie Waylett, who played Draco Malfoy’s henchman Crabbe in the Harry Potter films. It seems, whether by accident or design, Jamie managed to get caught up in the London riots, […]

News Roundup: Lily Allen Broke James Corden’s Heart

It’s horrible being infatuated, isn’t it? Trying to cross a cavernous divide using only hope and misread clues as a bridge, and all the time wondering whether it’s going to be worth it, whether you’ll get all the way over and then fall into the abyss. It must be ten times harder to go through […]

News Roundup: Robert Pattinson Gives A Tramp The Gift Of Music

Guitar shops are magical places. There are all of these beautiful, shiny instruments on the walls, and they’re all slightly different – Gretsches, Gibsons, Rickenbackers, Fenders – so any self-respecting string-twiddler will find themself entertaining the possibility of owning at least MOST of them, just to have a fully-rounded collection. Sadly, very few of us […]

‘Little Britain’ Invades ‘Doctor Who’

Whovians: take note! More news is starting to filter out about some of the special guest appearances in the new series of Doctor Who, and one name in particular has jumped out, especially if you’re a fan of Little Britain. David Walliams has signed up to play an alien called Gibbis in a story called […]

Manics’ Nicky Wire Wants Michael Sheen for ‘Doctor Who’ Story

POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT: For those still squealing over Doctor Who‘s April 23 season premiere on BBC America, we have a couple of related news bits to sate your excitement. According to Digital Spy, Nicky Wire recently revealed to BBC Radio 2 that his long-awaited Doctor Who script is still in the works. The story is […]

Music Roundup: The Bewitching Brilliance of Esben and the Witch

We fell madly for Esben and the Witch‘s goth-tinged soundscape upon hearing the eerie “Marching Song” last fall. And this week, the Brighton, England trio finally brings their long-awaited debut album, Violet Cries, to U.S. shores. “Dread is what Esben and the Witch do best, yet they’re not about cheap shocks, and they’re not kitsch […]

Manics’ James Dean Bradfield: ‘Indie Rock is Dead’

Manic Street Preachers principal James Dean Bradfield has had it with the state of music. The veteran Welsh musician thinks that today’s crop of bands are fronted by a bunch of “wannabe accountants” who completely disregarded the rock’n’roll spirit of yesteryear. “I think it is still easy to fall in love with a record but […]

Interview With Manic Street Preachers Drummer Sean Moore, Pt. 3

Anglophenia music contributor Lindsay Davis conducted this exclusive 3-part interview with Manic Street Preachers drummer Sean Moore. Click here to view Part 1. For Part 2, click here. Manic Street Preachers‘ tenth and most recent release Postcards from a Young Man is currently at No. 3 on the UK album chart (just behind The Script‘s […]

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