Ive been given this essay question:
Using a single piece of music from after 1990 as an example, show how a British guitar based popular music band has expressed ideas of national identity and tradition in their music.

My immediate reaction is something from the britpop battle era.

Something by Oasis, Blur or Stereophonics!

Just wondering if there were any other idea's and any individual songs you think capture British Identity!

Gibson, Martin, Orange, Apple.
Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis.

Modern Britain has an identity of binge drinking, and the chant from the song as synomonous with it. Although they are scottish?
British means all the home nations!

But yeah i like that angle, modern binge and disposable culture. Disposable bands and lifestyles.
Gibson, Martin, Orange, Apple.
He thought of cars- Blur might work well as would The Universal or For Tomorrow or Tracy Jacks.
The Libertines, Babyshambles, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, The Fratellis, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Mystery Jets, The Rifles, The Ting Tings, The Wombats and The Young Knives.

I would personally go for:

Time For Heroes - The Libertines
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand
This whole 'Indie' culture is sort of the re-birth of 'cool britania' seen in britpop. British/Nationalistic and Patriotic ideal's just without the racism and jingoism of the 90s!

(Jingoism meaning extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy)
Gibson, Martin, Orange, Apple.
Not that familiar with the Verve, but I'd guess you mean Pulp, Draken.
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Not that familiar with the Verve, but I'd guess you mean Pulp, Draken.