The legendary band of moody, Mancunian mop-tops crashed onto the UK music scene in 1994. At a time when R&B and hip-hop were monopolising the charts, Oasis’ brand of attitude and have-a-bash musicianship revitalised British music and gave way to the Britpop phenomenon.
At the helm were brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher. The more volatile of the two, Liam’s sneering vocals have been likened to John Lennon and Johnny Rotten. Listen to Rock N Roll Star, Supersonic or My Big Mouth to hear him in full swing.
Noel assumed the role of songwriter-in-chief and lead guitarist. His surprisingly tender lyrics are best spotted in songs such as Don’t Go Away, The Masterplan and Some Might Say.
Ultimately, the brothers’ fractious relationship led to the band splitting up in 2009. However, their bombastic and melancholy body of work remains an inspiration for songwriters and bands over a decade later. Browse our collection of Oasis posters and pictures for some truly iconic images of this unique band in full flow.