All Cheeses Great & Small

All Cheeses Great & Small by Alex James Fourth Estate (e-book)

Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am


Yuck Yuck Fat Possum

In case you hadn't noticed, the 90s are back. After oldsters Blur and Suede did the reformation thing, a host of newbies - mostly based in Brooklyn - are reviving the decade's sounds with an updated sheen.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Success is not an abstract notion for Theoretical Girl

By day, 30-year-old Amy Turnnidge is an occupational therapist in London who works with mentally disturbed teenagers. But by night, she is Theoretical Girl, able to thrill music geeks the world over with guitar chords and choruses about unrequited love.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

The Horrors

The Horrors Primary Colours (XL Recordings)

Remember The Horrors as dandy-goths plying a near-comedic Hammer movie schtick with barely enough ability to hold a guitar, let alone play one? Then think again.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am



Dig Out Your Soul

(Sony BMG)

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Brett Anderson

The former Britpop frontman of Suede and the Tears performs. Today, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$650 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6240

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Artful dodger

Brett Anderson, the androgynous, artful pop star of the 1990s and self-proclaimed founder of Britpop, has long struck a chord with young people in Hong Kong. For 15 years - from the early days of Suede through his brief reconciliation with guitarist Bernard Butler in the Tears to his recent solo career - he has been one of the most popular overseas stars in the city.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Memories of great music

Oasis's first greatest hits album, Stop the Clocks, is money in the bank for their record company. For Oasis fans, it is testimony to the brilliance of an iconic band that has - despite not being musically brilliant -outlasted many of its Britpop contemporaries in terms of record sales and influence.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

The backdrop to Britpop

BRITPop developed in the early 1990s.

New indie bands were creating a new sound. The sound was influenced by rockers such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones; Mod bands like The Who and The Kinks; glam artists such as David Bowie and T. Rex; as well as punk rock acts like The Sex Pistols and The Jam.

9 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop

Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop

Starring: Noel and Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker

Director: John Dower

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Kittens too much of a good thing

Atomic Kitten disappointed fans when they pulled out of Harbourfest, so it's reasonable to expect their third album, Ladies Night, is up to scratch - and they haven't let us down.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Vehicles & Animals


Vehicles & Animals (EMI)

Signed by the talent scout who gave us Coldplay, Athlete work the same seam of doleful pop. We're into the second generation of Britpop and all it seems to do is rip off the first, which at least had the imagination to make ripping off other decades stylish.

7 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

A taste of Britpop

'BEST-OF' ALBUMS can be a marketing trick to suck cash out of fans' pockets, using a band's name to re-release songs we already have. But my perception has changed after listening to Hits, a brilliant collection of songs from the past decade by Britpop band Pulp.

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Brown Sugar

Vapour Trail Productions returns with a session of Brit pop, grunge, 'pop trash' and funk numbers from the 1960s and 70s. DJs Alok Leung from local band Slow Tech Riddim, Tom Howells from British band Kid Zero and Justin Chau from Six Ray Sun headline. Tonight, 10pm-late. 3/F Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Road (opposite New York Fitness), Central. Free. Inquiries: 9526 0688

12 Oct 2002 - 12:00am


Just Backward Of Square


An audacious debut from a four-piece which fits - despite the album's title - squarely into Britain's penchant for maudlin, navel-gazing bands a la Coldplay and Embrace. Yet Lowgold have higher ambitions than merely jumping on the new Britpop bandwagon and display plenty of talent.

25 May 2001 - 12:00am