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The birth of Britpop – Suede storm The Brits

Early 1993 and Nirvana were still riding the wave of ‘Nevermind’ and readying ‘In Utero’ for release. Grunge dominated. British music needed to re-find its sense of identity. In 1992, something was stirring around London-based band, Suede. Two critically acclaimed singles came and went with little commercial success, but that all changed in February 1993 … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #3 Pete David & The Payroll Union

Foot stompin’ alt-country doesn’t come much finer, but here we find The Union in a more sedate moment. Some might even say their finest. To date anyway. From the debut EP “Underfed & Underpaid“. The band are in the studio working on the follow up as we speak, and they play the Frog & Parrot … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #2 Dolorean

When it comes to the time of year for making ‘best of lists’, it’s a damned safe bet Dolorean‘s album The Unfazed will be on mine. It’s hard to pick a favourite track, as there’s not a bad one on there, but i always keep coming back to this one:

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