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The Bluetones: Cockpit, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 21 April 2003

WHILE BLUR AND OASIS can flit from mansion to stadium, fate has been less generous to Britpop's other leading lights. While many have abandoned pop for curious vocations as least-selling novelists or demo tape reviewers, Hounslow's Bluetones are determined not to give up the ghost, even if that means a 50 date tour of venues including the likes of the Cheese and Grain in Frome. "We were tired playing venues where we were 12 feet away from the audience," insists frontman Mark Morris, gamely.

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