Keep knocking off the old Britpop bands off my to do list, oh yes!
Saw the Bluetones for the first time ever last night at Chinnerys, a small 200-capacity venue on the edge of this island (ie the arse end of nowhere), otherwise known as Southend. I love the venue though, with its unfeasibly large stage, classic "restricted view" columns, excellent sound system and
If you have no idea who they are, they were briefly one of the biggest bands in the country, peaking in 1996 with a number 1 album (Expecting To Fly), a number 2 single (Slight Return - held off the top by the wonderful Babylon Zoo) and 3 other top ten hits. If you had no idea they were still going, 2003's Luxembourg and last year's new and eponymous album gives a lot more of the same.