Category Archives: “Art”

“I’d be proud for “Bloodsports” to be the last Suede record” – Suede interview and track by track album review

Suede 2013 – photo supplied by Quietus Managemen Suede, Neil Pop Lifer’s favourite band of all time, have returned to the pop fray after a decade’s absence with a fine new record, “Bloodsports”.  A week ago we ran the first of a … Continue reading

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“It was 20 years ago today” – my life as a teenage Suedehead

20 years ago today, Suede released their third single, “Animal Nitrate”. A grimy paean to violent gay sex, it became the band’s first top ten hit, thanks to a chorus so big it could swallow continents. For the band’s growing … Continue reading

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Noise, glorious noise – review of My Bloody Valentine live at Brixton Electric

(Pop Lifer’s trademark “live at the show” art photography. Contact us to buy exclusive print.) On the way to the Electric tonight we get assailed in the street by a middle aged hippie with a Scandinavian accent and a trembling youth … Continue reading

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The London Underground at 150 – a slightly jaded celebration of the Tube in pop music

The London Underground is 150 years old today. For tens of millions of people across the UK and abroad the tube is a living symbol of the vitality and scale of London. It can be evoked instantly in the gorgeous … Continue reading

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“There’ll be no holding me back” – Frankmusik on his plans to shake up 2013 (interview preview)

2012 ended with a bang at Pop Lifer Towers, thanks to one of our very favourite pop stars, Frankmusik (aka Vincent Turner). We’ve been a bit obsessed with Frankmusik since his fizzy, frequently fantastic debut, “Complete Me”, caused a stir back … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar Day 24: our PJ Harvey Award for album of 2013

And it looks like we might have made it, yes it looks like we have made it to the end – of our pop culture advent calendar. For those of you who have joined us on this from day 1, … Continue reading

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