• BritPop,  Bruce Springsteen

    Tom Jones – 24 Hours

    On his new album due out November 25th (the 17th in the UK), Tom Jones covers “The Hitter”, one of my favorites off Springsteen’s Devils and Dust record. So I went to Tom’s web site to track it down. It’s…

  • BritPop,  Funk,  Indie,  Pop,  Rock,  Video

    Levi Goes *Pop*

    I was recently implored to check out Pop Levi, whose music was described to me as “Bowie meets Prince.” Ummm…sign me up! Only a year after his first full length, The Return to Form Black Magick Party, Liverpool’s own Levi…

  • BritPop,  Folk

    New Tunes: Newton Faulkner

    Here’s a cool cover of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”, courtesy of 23-year old Brit-folk-popster Newton Faulkner. Good ol’ Newt will see the release of his U.S. debut album, Hand Built by Robots, on April 29th. But a 3-song iTunes exclusive EP…

  • BritPop,  Soul

    First Listen: Duffy

    When you start seeing and hearing this young lady everywhere you can tell your friends that you heard it here first. And while there is an overwhelming urge to call Duffy ‘the next Amy Winehouse’ I’d rather like to think…

  • BritPop,  Indie

    Home for The Holloways

    If you haven’t heard them yet, here’s your introduction to England’s The Holloways. The first group on my “new to me” list for ’08, the group is bratty brit-pop at it’s best. They’ve been kicking around in their native UK…

  • BritPop,  Rock

    British Sea Power

    Battle of Trafalgar, by J.M.W. Turner (1824) Link As far as cool band names go, I think British Sea Power ranks right up there as one of my favorites. British $&@ Sea Power!! Maybe it’s the imagery it evokes: 18th…

  • BritPop

    Hollywood Weller

    Add Paul Weller’s three night February stand at the Avalon in Hollywood to my “shows I would have driven 6 hours to if I was still a bachelor” list. The former Jam and Style Council frontman has been a very…