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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Channel 4 Teletext reports:
Super Furry Animals, who release new single Mt on July 20, play a one-off, late-night gig at London Corsica on July 18. Tickets are £10.
Taken from the ATP website:
The curators for ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, 2009 will be: MY BLOODY VALENTINE. The event will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, England from December 4th – 6th, 2009.
A very small amount of chalets are left for this event; only limited supplies of Four Berth Room Only or Self Catered chalets remain. Today we announce that the latest exciting additions made by My Bloody Valentine to their bill are:
Which means the line-up so far looks like this:
My Bloody Valentine / Sonic Youth / De La Soul / EPMD / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Horrors / Buzzcocks / Spectrum / F**ked Up / Le Volume Courbe / Wounded Knees / The Pastels / J. Mascis & The Fog / Lilys / A Place To Bury Strangers / Witch / Bob Mould / Swervedriver + many more bands TBC!
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Taken from the Indietracks website:
Scottish power-popsters Teenage Fanclub have been confirmed as the Sunday headline band for this year’s Indietracks Festival. The much-loved band, known for their chiming Byrds-esque guitars and West Coast harmony vocals, will play the Outdoor (Elefant) Stage at Indietracks.
More than 50 bands are playing this year’s Indietracks Festival, including Camera Obscura, Rose Elinor Dougall, Emmy the Great and Au Revoir Simone. Other bands playing include BMX Bandits, Lucky Soul, Frank and Walters, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Butcher Boy and Manhattan Love Suicides.
Teenage Fanclub, hailing from Belshill near Glasgow, formed in 1989. They are most renowned for their critically and commercially successful albums Bandwagonesque, Songs from Northern Britain and Grand Prix, and are currently working on their ninth studio album.
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Super Furry Animals and Teenage Fanclub have been announced as set to play on the Saturday (July 25) of the Ben And Jerry’s Summer Sundae festival.
The event takes place on Clapham Common in London on July 25 and 26 and will also feature I Am Kloot, The Human League, The Futureheads and Marina And The Diamonds.
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Television Personalities have been confirmed for the Benicassim Festival, which happens near Valencia in Spain. They will be appearing on Saturday 18th July, stage time around 10.30 by all accounts.
The band also recently released a new single called ‘People Think That We Are Strange’ b/w ‘A Glimpse Of My Genius’ on Elefant Records.
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After spending much of this decade creating his sonic soundscapes, Stephen Lawrie returned to the stage recently backed by the rather good 93millionmilesfromthesun to perform a selection of classic tracks by The Telescopes.
Below is a clip from their Club AC30 gig. Continue reading