In a new interview with The Guardian Kevin Shields suggests that Britpop might have been a government conspiracy. His belief primarily comes from the fact that Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn were major Labour party supporters and often visited the government headquarters at 10 Downing. “Someday it would be interesting to read all the MI5 files on Britpop. The wool was pulled right over everyone’s eyes there,” says Shields in the interview, which will be released in full later today. It almost makes you think, with all of the support Arcade Fire and the National have given to the Obama administration… maybe indie rock is a conspiracy too. Time to start dissecting “Reflektor” for possible clues.