britpop | Musicosity

britpop

Pauline Murray

Pauline Murray (born 8 March 1958 in Waterhouses, County Durham, England) was the lead singer of band Penetration, originally formed in 1976. In May 1976 18-year-old Pauline Murray saw the Sex Pistols. Murray and her Ferryhill comrades became Pistols devotees, earning for themselves by late 1976 the title of 'Durham Contingent' (coined by the NME). Penetration soon began gigging and debuted on vinyl with their single, "Don't Dictate". The studio albums released were Moving Targets and Coming Up For Air and they have since released a Best of Penetration compilation album.

Artist Type: 

Lily Allen

Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born May 2, 1985) is an English electro-pop/alternative/ska singer-songwriter, mostly known for her songs: "Smile", "LDN" and "The Fear". She is the daughter of comedian/actor/songwriter/frequent New Order collaborator Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She is also the Goddaughter of Joe Strummer, the late singer/guitarist for The Clash. She has released two hit albums as of 2009: "Alright, Still" (2006) and "It's Not Me, It's You" (2009).

Artist Type: 
Audio : 

Bluebird

1.A folk-rock band from Mercer Island, Washington in the late 60’s ,early 70’s ,who later changed their name into Grand Theft. 2.The bird is a symbol of freedom. From "Black Bird" to "Free Bird," winged things have always been associated with autonomy and escape, and the appropriately named Los Angeles power-psych-punk band, Bluebird is an embodiment of artistic freedom. Bluebird's music and aesthetics aren't easy to define or explain.

Read more about Bluebird on Last.fm.

Artist Type: 

Leisurama

Formed in early 2010 by Stu and Dan, they soon recruited both Tom and Lara from the internet (it is amazing what you can buy on ebay!). Leisurama are currently writing their musical manifesto and are taking the first steps in their journey as a band. With a mixture of fuzz and jangle, they have some great songs written and loads more to write. They are currently appearing live at various London and South East venues, come along to a show and say hello.

Artist Type: 

BLATNOVA

'BLATNOVA' is music by Jobina Tinnemans. Filmish and atmospherical electronica with an analogue touch. She uses vintage organs, toy keyboards, samplers, bass, fx and vocals. Her first album '1' was released in 2002, to be followed by the releases 'Humboldt Plain' (2005, with Bertus Fridael), '"...starring Pyke Rouge/ crashed UFOs" soundtrack' (2006), 'EX.TERR.' (2006), 'IMPRO' (2007, with Geert Waegeman & Pascal Gully) and 'DING' (2007, with Geert Waegeman & Ruben Nachtergaele). She also made a radio-play for the dutch radio-station VPRO called 'DR.

Artist Type: 

The Bishops

There are two bands named 'The Bishops', one is the band described below, the other is the band previously known as 'The Count Bishops' ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Bishops are; Mike Bishop (vox and guitar), Pete Bishop (vox and bass) and Chris McConville (drums). London based, the band formed two years ago when twin brothers Mike and Pete met Chris working in their local pub the King’s Head.

Artist Type: 
Audio : 

Ian De Sylva

Ian De Sylva is a singer/songwriter by trade but a rock ‘n’ roller at heart. He started his professional career as the main songwriter, guitarist and singer in 1990s Britpop act Silver who signed to Rough Trade when he was 18 years old. They released their track ‘Ten Seconds’ through Rough Trade’s famous ‘Singles Club’ and then went on to reach number 16 in the UK Independent Chart with both of their singles ‘Silver Saturday’ and ‘Diamond’ which led to Ian being dubbed as ‘the next Ray Davies’.

Artist Type: 

Northern Uproar

Northern Uproar are an English rock band from Stockport. With a career spanning only two years from formation to original dissolution, the group initially drew some hype and praise from the British music press but were soon forgotten. They also became the subject of a degree of ridicule, for their sometimes loutish appearance and behaviour. They were described as a cross between Oasis, The Clash and the Manic Street Preachers. Northern Uproar reformed in 2006 and released a new album in 2007.

Artist Type: