Despite the previous no-show, Noel Gallagher features as a contributor in the book, alongside other notable excerpts from Suede frontman Brett Anderson, Echobelly’s Sonya Aurora Madan, and Martin Rossiter from Gene.
All these bands are so intrinsically grouped together, but the book explores how all these bands rose up through their separate paths before being lumped together by the magazines.
Gallagher admits that he found the Britpop tag “a bit demeaning” as Oasis weren’t part of any scene but were mostly responsible for pushing indie into mainstream playlists. But as with all movements, accidental or not, everything comes to an end eventually.
"Britpop was long dead when Tony Blair invited them all to Downing Street,” Cummins explains.
“That was the kiss of death. The whole point of youth movements is that they're anti-establishment."
While We Were Getting High: Britpop and the 90s is available to buy now.