It doesn’t get much easier than this: enter the draw to win a FREE copy of the smashing new Jamie T album “Kings and Queens“. All you have to do is send an email to britpopinoz at gmail dot com making sure “Jamie T is a cockney geezer” is the subject!
[Entries close Monday 14th September. Winners will be notified via email on or before Wednesday 16th September.]
With the In Mono box, Stereo Box and Rock Band being released today, 9th September 2009, it’s an historical day for Beatles fans. The quality of the remasters, especially on the In Mono box, would soften the heart of even the most ardent cynic.
As such, at Britpop we’re proclaiming September Beatles Month - follow us on Twitter for more Beatles posts than you can shake a stick at.
This will culminate in a HUGE Britpop Beatles Special on Saturday 3rd October at The Abercrombie Hotel! Details to follow.
Speech Debelle wins the Mercury Music Prize and the world yawns. She even wants to “work with Kings Of Leon” for fuck’s sake.
Were the judges on crack? They must’ve been to proclaim “Speech Therapy” better than The Horrors‘ “Primary Colours” and Glasvegas‘ eponymous debut. Just ludicrous.
It’s a familiar trajectory: record a bright, shimmering debut album and then follow-up with a darker and more introverted sophomore release. It’s a trajectory that The Maccabees seem happy to follow. Triple J are giving away their “No Kind Words” mp3 right here. It’s pretty good, but it ain’t no “Latchmere“.
Photos by Daniel Campbell-Williams
Just when you thought that Johnny Rotten had retired to the quiet life of quiz show appearances and Country Life butter commercials…
…he announced to The Guardian that Public Image Limited will be reforming for a short, five-date tour (presumably in Europe). The catch is that neither Keith Levene nor Jah Wobble will be joining him.
And if you can’t make it tonight, we’ll be giving away another 5 copies next week via this website.
Saturday 5th September – BRITPOP The Cure Special – The Abercrombie Hotel
Get on yer dancing shoes, you sexy little swines. BRITPOP smashes into your world from 7pm with a Jamie T album playback, an hour of Oasis tunes and then a total avalanche of tunes from The Cure, as well as all your British indie favourites. Expect to hear new stuff ( The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors) mixed up with old stuff (Blur, Bowie, The Smiths), all played with the pride only a colonial nation could muster.
There’ll also be some FREE PIPSQUEAK CIDER knocking around early on and the mighty VIVIENNE KINGSWOOD has been added to the DJ bill.
Facebook event here
It’s gonna be Just Like Heaven…
Wednesday November 11 – Billboard, Melbourne
Thursday November 12 – The Hi Fi, Brisbane
Friday November 13 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday November 15 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Tuesday November 17 – Capitol, Perth