Blur Announce Comprehensive Box Set: Blur 21


In an effort to soften the blow of recently announcing Blur’s end, the band has announced a box set release of all their past works. This exhaustive collection not only boasts the group’s seven full-lengths, but also 65 tracks of unreleased material totaling over five hours of new music. Also included in the box set [...]

Damon Albarn: The End of Blur and Gorillaz?

Damon Albarn

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Damon Albarn shed some light on the futures of both Blur and Gorillaz: they may be nonexistent. Blur’s downfall, according to Albarn, resides in the group’s inability to write new music. “I find it very easy to record with Graham [Coxon]. He’s a daily musician. With the other [...]

Damon Albarn Releases Trailer for ‘Dr Dee’ Album

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Damon Albarn, the man with so many hands in so many musical pies, he defies anatomy has released a short trailer for his upcoming album Dr Dee. You can see the clip at the bottom of the article. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman’s new project may come as a surprise to some, what with the [...]

Video: Blur Performs at the 2012 Brit Awards


After a three-year hiatus, Blur entertained fans at the  2012 Brit Awards earlier this evening with an unheard of 11-minute set. The set included favorites such as “Girls & Boys”, “Song 2″, “Parklife”, “Tender”, and “This Is A Low”. The band also received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Watch the performances below. As [...]

Blur to Headline Olympics 2012 Show in August


Blur will headline a special show  in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games this summer, reports NME. The band will be joined by New Order and The Specials at the ‘Best Of British’ event. To pre-register for further ticket information, you need to register at BTLondonlive.com/tickets. Tickets will be made [...]

Brits 2012: Full List Of Nominations


The full list of categories and nominations for the 2012 Brit awards were announced last night, with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran leading the way with four – best male, best breakthrough act, best single (for ‘A Team’) and best album for +. Jessie J, who was last year’s critics’ choice winner, has been nominated for three [...]

BRITs 2012: Blur Named ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Winners


Britpop veterans Blur are to be awarded the prize for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ at the forthcoming BRIT awards. The quartet join such luminaries as Paul Weller, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and the Bee Gees in receiving the award (revived after being absent from the 2011 ceremony), acknowledging Blur’s successful 21 year career which saw [...]

Interview: Conversations with Scanners


I suppose there should be some sort of filter for me – not for the writing (well, you might disagree if you ever get to the bottom of this one), but for me, the in-person person. At times I find myself way too involved – particularly, with those bands that I adore – and thereto [...]