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Martin Aston, Select, March 1996

A STANDARD semi-detached on Oxford's fashionably downbeat Cowley Road appears an unlikely HQ for the UK's "hottest new band" (copyright the typically finger-not-on-the-pulse Today newspaper) but in fact it's a fitting one for the new kids on the block of rogueish, up-for-it talent we have come to know and love as Britpop.

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