Some new Britpop videos worth a look...
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement:
The Last Shadow Puppets is Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner's string-laden side project. The first single is, to quote Mrs. Beckham, MAJOR. How much moolah do you think was dropped on the above video? You can watch it on wide screen too. It was directed by Romain Gavras. The single is out on April 17 (on 7" and digital, no CD) and the potentially grandiose debut album is out on April 21 in the UK and May 6 in the US.
I've warmed to this single since I first heard it. There must some alternative UK where they are as big as Keane, because they deserve that kind of success. Delays embrace the pop in Britpop wholeheartedly and I - no surprises - love them for it. Thanks as always to Torr, who just did a post about this on his blog.
Neon Neon I Lust U:
The jury is still out on this band: I like Neon Neon's retro 80's sound, but I feel like the tunes are kind of disposable. The singer is Gruff from Super Furry Animals, but on this one he's wisely joined by Welsh singer Cate Le Bon (does she smirkingly say "Le Bon, Cate Le Bon"?). I do find the "I lust u if the price is right" line fitting with recent American political downfalls I've been obsessed with.
Don't forget, you can find the audio for some of these tunes on Hype Machine.