Tags : britpop

Album Review: I Love the New Sky // Tim Burgess

Bouncing between being a bawdy baggy icon and a dungaree wearing Britpop star, The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has transitioned through yet another public persona with his fifth solo album, I Love the New Sky.  In an uplifting collection of songs, the bowl-cut boasting artist appears to have regressed to a high-school nerd in a […]Read More


Back in April Sydney’s DMA’S returned with sublime new record ‘For Now’, the follow-up to 2016’s hugely successful debut album ‘Hills End’. Charting at an impressive#13 in the official UK album chart and #2 in the independent album chart, thishas built on the fantastic reputation the band has carved out for themselveseven at such an […]Read More

Live Review: Richard Ashcroft // First Direct Arena, Leeds –

In the 20 years since Urban Hymns became an all-out defining album of the 90s, Richard Ashcroft has lost none of his egotistical swagger. Scrubbing off ‘Mad Richard’ comments, the former Verve frontman freed himself from his six year slumber to release a politically-charged and powerful message in the form of his latest album, ‘These […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Best of Britpop

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the chart battle between Blur’s ‘Country House’ and Oasis’ ‘Roll With It’, a time when Britpop dominated the airwaves and the UK was witnessing a new age in Rock ‘n’ Roll. Britpop was born as a form of rebellion against the heavier, grungier sounds coming from the USA in […]Read More

EP Review: Living In Dreams // Room1Fourteen

Room1Fourteen, an alternative rock band working between England and Switzerland, released their debut EP Living In Dreams back in May this year. The EP is a journey infused with a wide range of rock genre influences. The opening and eponymous track ‘Living In Dreams’ throws us into an atmosphere of mystery, entering the melancholic and […]Read More