This sums up my university experience in that it made me fucking cry quite a bit and I wasn’t sure whether that was good or bad. Probably bad.
If Alan McGee endorses a band, it’s kind of a big deal…
Following in the wake of Madchester and defying American grunge's fatalist attitude, Britpop ruled Britannia and provided a glimmer of sunshine to the drab and overcast streets of 1990s UK. From the bouncy rhythms of The Farm to the seductive lyrics of Pulp, we take a look at the 40 best Britpop albums that changed Britain for the better.
You Won’t Get What You Want feels almost wholly unlistenable. Bar the demented yet groove-ridden highlight that is ‘Less Sex’, Daughters’ fourth effort pushes the boundaries of what can be accepted as enjoyable art.
Surrounded by the venue's set of 18 surround sound 10,000 watt speakers, eager audiophiles listen to the album in its entirety in total darkness.
The crowd tonight can be described in two words - multicultural and relaxed. Eventim Apollo’s interior lighting of green and pink provide a warm aura surrounding the thousands of roots rock fans waltzing through the doors.
Canadian post-punk outfit Hollow Graves have proved that it’s not just Europe (and specifically, Britain) that struggles through grey days. Their self-titled debut exhibits influences from Joy Division to Two Door Cinema Club and refreshingly, lots of talent.
Hailing from Leicester, The Lids are an exciting indie rock trio. Citing influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro, the three produce a smirking rock sound evident on their latest single, ‘I’m So Bleak’. From supporting The Sherlocks to having a fan in Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs, The Lids are already turning heads (and ears).
“Songs have always been my friends. No matter what I’m going through, they help me convey the things my heart feels but my brain is too afraid to say,” said a reflective John Butler about his most recent ordeals. The result of such experiences is titled Home - Butler’s seventh effort, the record looks to explore some of the singer’s past, as well as his insecurities.
Hull band Audrey’s debut consists of four tracks, each displaying dozens of influences, encouraging musicianship and strong vocals from shining frontman Josh Darby. As the band smooth out their rough edges, they’re surely set to become a festival powerhouse act.