I was an ardent fan of the Britpop bands. I queued for Oasis tickets when they were coming to New Zealand, and stamped my feet when they cancelled their gig. Now am looking forward to recapturing the heyday of Britpop with the new autobiography Bit of a Blur by Alex James. Alex was the foppish bass player from Blur. He seemed a bit of an aesthete, all floppy fringe, skinny hips and a faintly disreputable aura.
There has always been a connection between literature and “Cool Britannia”. It is no coincidence that Louise Wener, who was lead singer of Sleeper (and one of the significant females in the scene along with Justine Frischmann of Elastica) is now a novelist.