The reference is of course to the 1994 Blur hit, which featured Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels muttering a lengthy diatribe in a cockney accent, with each line capped by singer Damon Albarn belting: “Parklife!”
Online marketing expert Dan Barker started the trend when he tweeted: “Russell Brand’s writing feels like someone is about to shout ‘PARKLIFE!’ at the end of every sentence.”
Russell Brand's writing feels like someone is about to shout "PARKLIFE!" at the end of every sentence. pic.twitter.com/3uio7yrOfo— dan barker (@danbarker) November 2, 2014
Since then, almost every utterance from Brand on Twitter as he attempts to promote his new book has been greeted with the word #Parklife.
@rustyrockets PARKLIFE— Old Holborn (@Holbornlolz) November 3, 2014
Videos splicing a selection of Brand’s more verbose statements with the Blur hit are breeding fast. And they're strangely compulsive...