I was ironing. We must have been going out, no other reason I would be ironing, but then we were always going out so I've no idea why this night was different.
It was hard to find room to iron in that kitchen. It wasn't a small kitchen but it was messy, cluttered, full of stuff that shouldn't be in a kitchen like a basketball and broken glass (related).
We lived halfway up a very steep hill in a 2up, 2 down house with a second 2up floor. Four of us.
I found room in the kitchen, or most likely I made room, and I was ironing. I had Radio 1 on (probably this) and I heard Wonderwall for the first time. I remember being struck by the powerful starkness of the opening vocals compared to the rest of Oasis's songs. The kitchen was cold and the sound echoed off the hard surfaces. I loved it from the first few seconds.
Wonderwall was released on the 30th October 1995, 28 years ago yesterday.
Originally I thought this memory must have been from then. Except Wonderwall was on the album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? which we all bought on the day it was released on the 2nd October 1995, so the dates must be slightly off. It was definitely the second year at Uni (1995) and it was definitely in the house on Arboretum Avenue (second and third years) so it must have been September or October. Maybe.