Tag: Oasis

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Indie in the digital age

In the final installment of his three-part celebration of indie’s 40th year, Lewis Oxley looks at indie’s foray into the digital age. If the 90s proved anything, it was that the independent record labels driving the movement on would hitting a new brick wall – step in the major buyout period. This would be postponed…

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The Indie Genre

In the second of his three-part celebration of indie’s 40th year, Lewis Oxley discusses how it left its DIY roots and established itself as a popular genre. As the 1980s dragged on, the independent music scene was flourishing more than its founding fathers could ever have imagined. The success of Factory and Rough Trade’s lead…

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UEA is wonderful

You only have to be at UEA a week, and I guarantee you will have heard the infamous ‘OH UEAAAA IS WONNDEERRFULLL’ chant by a group of drunken students, a sports team, or a particularly patriotic student. UEA has cottoned onto this turn of phrase, and you’ll find the ‘What makes UEA wonderful to you?’…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: Oasis

I looked at the newspaper absentmindedly a nice dash of black and white in a sea of grey, providing contrast. ‘GLASS-BOTTOMED SWIMMING POOL TO BE SUSPENDED 10 STOREYS HIGH IN SOUTH LONDON’. my first thought was not how awful the water bill would be, not even the waves of acrophobia that would roll over me but rather,…