Lightning Seeds

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Lightning Seeds review – jubilant Britpop sweeps away years of hurt
Sage, Gateshead
Playing greatest hits alongside the whole of hit album Jollification, Ian Broudie moves past the trauma of recent years to arrive at soulful, lysergic pop

Dave Simpson

13, Mar, 2020 @12:06 PM

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Three Lions breaks records to top the UK singles chart for a fourth time
Campaign to get Green Day’s American Idiot in the charts to mark Donald Trump’s UK visit falls short as single stalls at No 25

Laura Snapes

13, Jul, 2018 @5:00 PM

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No expense spared as England prepares for World Cup semi-final
From private jets to M&S waistcoats, open mosques to closed supermarkets, football fever grips the nation

Nazia Parveen, Alexandra Topping and Henry Jones

10, Jul, 2018 @6:07 PM

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'It's coming home': the meaning behind the Three Lions lyrics
An old football refrain echoes through the streets of England as the 1996 song roars again

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

08, Jul, 2018 @1:31 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs that capture zeitgeist
Our latest Readers recommend guru gets into the spirit of the age with tunes that take us through the ages and bring us right up to date

Scott Blair

24, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie: 'People didn't know what was on the England badge before Three Lions'

The Lightning Seeds singer on revitalising the Liverpool music scene, Mark E Smith's magic beer-procuring ability – and why he'll never write another football song

Dave Simpson

11, Jun, 2014 @2:13 PM

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The Music of Ian Broudie review – 'bittersweet undercurrents'
Miles Kane, the Coral's James Skelly and Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch are among those who join Broudie and the RLPO for an emotional celebration of his music, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

06, Apr, 2014 @4:30 PM

The Beatles at the BBC and the miracle of the 60s – video

To mark the launch of On Air, the second volume of the Beatles' performances at the BBC, Studio 2 at Abbey Road hosted a special event with a panel of experts discussing the legacy of the Fab Four, plus live performances from Ian Broudie and Miles Kane, and Luke Sital-Singh. Watch the highlights here.

Guardian Music

26, Nov, 2013 @1:00 PM

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The Lightning Seeds – review

From the terraces to the dancefloor and the office party, the Lightning Seeds deliver all the hits to a sea of lager waving fans, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

19, Feb, 2012 @5:47 PM

Old music: Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds – Three Lions

Alex Hess: Now England are scientifically proven to be the best football team in the world, let's reconsider the last time that seemed possible

Alex Hess

14, Nov, 2011 @4:09 PM

Pop review: Lightning Seeds, Four Winds

The return of the Lightning Seeds makes one realise how much Ian Broudie's incredible sense of melody has been missed, writes Michael Hann

Michael Hann

14, May, 2009 @11:01 PM

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Dave Simpson finds out where Ian Brodie has been all these years

Ian Broudie was a punk, a producer, a pop star - then he disappeared from music for 10 years. Dave Simpson finds out why

Dave Simpson

30, Apr, 2009 @11:01 PM

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