Kill Your Friends

Music From and Inspired By The Film

Wednesday 11th November 2015

Kill Your Friends is a new British film based on John Niven's infamous novel of the same name. Set in 1997 at the height of Britpop, it star's Nicholas Holt as A&R executive Steven Stelfox, a man slashing and burning his way through the music industry.

Boasting an era defining soundtrack to rival that of Trainspotting, it contains classic cuts by the likes of Oasis, Blur & Radiohead, as well as new takes on old favourites and some brand new tunes.

The film and the soundtrack were both released on Friday 6th November, scroll down to have a listen to some of our choice picks and check out the full tracklisting below.

1. Blur - Beetlebum
2. Rudimental (featuring John Newman) - Good Thing
3. Bastille - Overload
4. The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
5. Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
6. Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
7. Radiohead - Karma Police (features on the CD format only)
8. Maxine Ashley - 6 Underground
9. Blue Boy - Remember Me (Sure is Pure 7” edit)
10. Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
11. Gang Starr - Blowin’ Up The Spot
12. The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
13. Frida Sundemo - Heroes
14. SASH! - Encore une fois (Future Breeze edit)
15. Doof - Suck My Dick
16. Songbirds - Sun Goes Down
17. Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack (C&J Radio Edit)
18. Royal Blood - Blood Hands

Blur - Beetlebum

The first song on the soundtrack and is incidentally the first track, as well as the lead single, from Blur's eponymous fifth album. A marked departure from their classic Britpop sound this was Blur announcing themselves on the alternative rock scene, soon to be cemented by follow up single 'Song 2'. beetlebum was Blur's second ever #1 single after 1995's 'Country House'.

Oasis - Cigerettes & Alcohol

This is the 4th single from Oasis's debut album 'Definitely Maybe'. A stalwart anthem for those who felt disenfranchised during the nineties, it's a song about being able to find pleasure in the simple things. Alan McGee claimed at the time this song was the greatest social statement anyone had made (in music) for 25 years and it rightly spent 35 weeks in the UK charts.

Radiohead - Karma Police

Taken from Radiohead's seminal 1997 album 'OK Computer', as the name implies this song is all about cause and effect, and the intevitability of fate. Which when considered alognside Jonathan Glazer's amazing video, makes it all the more poignant. 

The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun

British Big Beat pioneers (a title fellow soundtrack artist The Prodigy can also claim) The Chemical Brothers released this as the second single from their second album 'Dig Your Own Hole' in 1996. It was a collaboration with Noel Gallagher and features his vocals. In fact, the beginnings of this track can be found on an early Oasis demo tape under the title of 'Comin' On Strong'.

Royal Blood - Blood Hands

The last song on the soundtrack is a new one, taken from the Brighton rockers critically acclaimed album. Their self titled debut, released in 2014 entered the UK albums chart at #1 and has since gone platinum. The 2-piece are currently working on their eagerly anticipated second album.

Check out the full trailer for the film below.

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