Radiohead, Oasis, Blur and More Make ‘Kill Your Friends’ Soundtrack

By October 21, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments
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The highly anticipated music industry film, Kill Your Friends, is set to hit UK cinemas Nov. 6 and with its release comes the incredible soundtrack full of Brit rock songs from the likes of ’90s hit makers Oasis, Blur and Radiohead.

 Other acts on the soundtrack include The Chemical Brothers, Bastille, Gang Starr, The Prodigy, Royal Blood and more.

U.S. audiences will have to wait for an official movie release in early 2016 according to Variety, but at least fans of Brit rock will have a new mixtape filled with great music from the film’s ’90s setting and beyond.

Check out the full tracklist below.

Blur – “Beetlebum”
Rudimental (featuring John Newman) – “Good Thing”
Bastille – “Overload”
The Chemical Brothers – “Setting Sun”
Oasis – “Cigarettes & Alcohol”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon”
Radiohead – “Karma Police”
Maxine Ashley – “6 Underground”
Blue Boy – “Remember Me”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”
Gang Starr – “Blowin’ Up The Spot”
The Prodigy – “Smack My B*tch Up”
Frida Sundemo – “Heroes”
SASH! – “Encore une fois” (Future Breeze édit)
Doof – “Suck My D*ck”
Songbirds – “Sun Goes Down”
Mark Morrison – “Return of the Mack”
Royal Blood – “Blood Hands”

Kill Your Friends is based on the novel by John Niven, in which an A&R director played by Nicholas Hoult ruthlessly tries to maintain his position atop the British music industry while maintaining a lifestyle of drug abuse, long nights drinking at bars and hooking up with multiple women for meaningless sex.

This period of the music industry marks a peak in CD sales before the Internet and piracy brought everything crumbling down and the British rock scene had a healthy string of artists, many of which are featured on the soundtrack.

The indie film directed by Owen Harris didn’t have the money to pay all the artists according to a Hollywood Reporter interview with Hoult. The bands apparently had to give clearance for the use knowing the small indie production couldn’t quite pay them in full.

Check out the official trailer below.