Nineties Nostalgia Issues A New Wave Of Reunion Tours

The nineties was an eclectic period of music history, with the emergence of grunge and Britpop, and the continued growth of urban music and hip-hop. But one genre undoubtedly dominated the UK charts from 1990-1999, where nine out of ten artists who spent the most weeks at number one were pop groups or pop acts, and 12 out of 14 of artists with the most number ones in that decade hailed from the same category. Pop music, not to be confused with the sixties-punk sound inherited by Britpop, was a force to be reckoned with.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Peppermint Heaven

We’ve had a good working relationship with Peppermint Heaven for several years now, and they even did an Essential Weekly Playlist for us back in 2016. The duo comprising Juno and Spark, based in Los Angeles, are strongly influenced by the likes of Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, New Order, Howard Jones, Psychedelic Furs…..among others – so it’s no surpise to see a few of those names turn up in their Essential Weekly Playlist.

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AJJ “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye”

AJJ release ‘Goodbye, Oh Goodbye’, the first single from their new album, ‘The Bible 2’.

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Don’t Blame It On The Rain With Paper Pilots New Track ‘The Weather’

With a sound that’s been described as “California Brit-Pop”, and a video that is reminiscent of the work of Godley & Creme, Paper Pilots, out of Silverlake LA are definitely a band with a lot going for them.

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Nick Aslam Releases New EP ‘Crime For Thought’ Featuring Single ‘Night Train’

Nick Aslam released his latest EP, ‘Crime For Thought’ on 16 June.

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SWEDE IN A BRITFLICK – Frida Sundemo on her role in new visceral black comedy Kill Your Friends

Frida Sundemo may not be a household name yet, but that could be about the change with the release this week of a coal-black comedy…

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Kissing Party – ‘looking back it was romantic but at the time i was suffocating’

From Denver Colorado comes Kissing Party. There’s something really familiar and welcoming about them – think The Bluetones blended carefully with The Beautiful South – this group puts a US spin on a Brit sound and comes up with something really unique and earwormy.

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A (Slight) Welcome Return For The Bluetones

Making their welcome return, The Bluetones have started their first tour in four years, beginning last night in Leeds, and continuing tonight in Glasgow.

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DID BRITPOP CHANGE THE WORLD? DEFINITELY MAYBE

It’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since Blur were battling Oasis for the No1 spot as Britpop ruled the airwaves.

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Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival

Ear to Ear Records presents their gift to the shoegaze genre with a free downloadable compilation featuring 30 different bands from 16 different countries from around the world. The compilation, Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival, not only has a great eclectic mix of underground artists and styles of the shoegaze genre, but it’s free.

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Bluetones Make Their (Slight) Return!

Brit pop stalwarts The Bluetones make their very welcome (slight) return to the live performance circuit this September, celebrating their 20th anniversary with an 8 gig tour starting on the 16th of that month, at Leeds’ O2 Academy.

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Space: Tin Planet

Space are an indie-rock band formed in Liverpool in the early 1990s.

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Exclusive – Moxie Kicks have Soul For You

Moxie Kicks, formed in 2014, consists of duo Charlie Freeman and Jamie Brown, who found each other through an online music ad. It’s the…

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