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.
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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Almost Prayed from The Old Grey Whistle Test. Continue reading
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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Below is a short playlist of Creation Records tracks on Spotify. Continue reading