Oasis or Blur – The Battle of Britpop

With the Gallagher brothers occupying much of the word count in music sections columns globally in the past six months or so, it’s somewhat imperative to examine what propelled the be-fringed, irritable Manchurians into the public eye. Back in a magical time referred to as “The 90’s” the weekly Top 40 charts actually meant something…

Are major labels making a comeback?

In the new-fangled internet age we live in, there’s never been more of a chance for young, up-and-coming acts to undertake a real DIY operation to get themselves heard. The heady, hedonistic days of record companies forking out massive advances to unheard bands to record an LP seems almost unimaginable in the modern scene, but…