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Next up: I will be featuring in the short films Dark & Stormy and Belfast Caliber 9.

28 Mar 2020

The 50 best Oasis songs: Yer Music's Shite - Shakermaker

The first of the duds is Oasis' second single. Shakermaker. Far too Beatles-y.

24 Mar 2020

The 50 best Oasis songs: #07 Cigarettes & Alcohol - 50 Best Oasis Songs

Nothing for it in these social distancing times. Hole up with something worth working for! Number 7 on my list (Yeah, we've skipped a few. Reasons.), Fegs & Beer. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaeLKhRnkhQ Cover version: https://youtu.be/TDk3G4wYVQU Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

21 Mar 2020

The 50 best Oasis songs: #04 Up In The Sky - 50 Best Oasis Songs

Everything up in the sky seems to be a wrong'un these days, Helicopters, virii, hoi polloi. Luckily this song's a belter! The fourth in my count UP of the 50 Best Oasis songs. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKkgoi8_mgE Cover version: georgiarose16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWmCNVswt5w Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

11 Mar 2020

The 50 best Oasis songs: #03 Rock 'N' Roll Star - 50 Best Oasis Songs

Everyone knows it, an epic, epic track! Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPlo2D1Q5E

6 Mar 2020

The 50 best Oasis songs: #02 Live Forever - 50 Best Oasis Songs

Dum, dum, da-da-da dum-dum da. M-a-a-y-b-e-e-e.... The second dong on the count UP of the 50 best Oasis songs, and it's a worldie. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDe1DqxwJoc Cover version: IndiePianist https://youtu.be/eV07yY9LDlY Here's the blog! http://blog.jamesmcanespy.co.uk/2017/08/the-lead-single-can-it-sink-anticipated.html Watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

27 Feb 2020

The 50 best Oasis songs: #01 - Supersonic

Supersonic by Oasis, one of their 50 best songs? The journey begins as I embark on the challenge to get 50 better Oasis songs than Roll With It. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrARl0dzd-0 Cover version: Psychedelickk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuXIKXfjz-E Artist's page: https://www.youtube.com/user/Psychedelickk Watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

2 Oct 2017

The Fallacy of Britpop's 'Big Four' Revisionism.

Britpop was a glorious era for British and Irish music, when bands from almost every major city in the country were generating enough groundswell to rack up Top 20 and even Top 10 hits regularly, and many of them replicating their home shores success worldwide.

27 Aug 2017

The lead single: can it sink an anticipated album before it's even dropped?

𝕴've been blogging a lot this summer about Arcade Fire's lead single from Everything Now. It's an instantly-catchy, room-grabbing hit. (Or it would have been, if radio had picked it up - I still think it'll be an indie party classic for years). But it was a strong lead single, something which seems to be a rarity, or a fluke for albums over the years. Why do artists/record labels have such a hard time picking a lead single?