More Super Furries news from nme.com
Super Furry Animals have announced two gigs taking place this October.
The welsh band will head to Manchester and Glasgow for the gigs, and tickets go on sale this Friday (August 7) at 9am.
Super Furry Animals play:
Glasgow O2 ABC (October 15)
Manchester The Ritz (16)
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From the antennascope mailing list:
(full electric set of ‘taste’ era material
featuring st deluxe)
Saturday 15th August 2009
The Captains Rest
185 Great Western Road
Monday 17th August 2009
Stephen Lawrie has also recently written an article about ‘the bands that built The Telescopes’ which you can read by clicking here.
NME.com has redesigned a series of classic albums as Penguin book covers, pretty self explanatory if you grew up reading Penguin books. Featured is Screamadelica, the results are below:
To view all of the album sleeves click here.
Interview from late night TV in early 1990. Continue reading
I loved Snub TV, why can’t they bring it back? Anyway, from 1989 featuring an interview and live versions of Destroy The Heart and Man to Child. Continue reading
Just incase anyone still cares…. from NME.com
Oasis have won the long-term Britpop battle with Blur, PRS For Music has claimed.
The organisation that collects royalties for songwriters, say their figures suggest despite Damon Albarn and co beating the Gallaghers to the UK Number One single spot in August 1995 – when ‘Country House’ outsold ‘Roll With It’ after they were released on the same day – it’s the northern band who have enjoyed the most exposure since.
Based on PRS’ research, Oasis have been listened to more than Blur over the last 14 years when both band’s total listens are compared head-to-head.
As a percentage of both groups’ combined total plays, the following songs have proved the most popular:
Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’, 68%
Oasis – ‘Roll With It’, 12%
Blur – ‘Country House’, 10%
Oasis – ‘Some Might Say’, 7%
Blur – ‘Beetlebum’, 3%
“With Blur performing some storming gigs and Oasis’ back on tour it’s like the heyday of Britpop once again,” explained Steve Porter, Chief Executive PRS For Music. “These new figures showing that despite Blur winning the original battle, Oasis wins long-term by number of plays. However with both bands still working and their music being widely played the battle continues.”
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First shown on BBC2 in 1992.