Blur

Unrepentant Nostalgia: Smashing, And Other Night-time Tales...

Graham Bendel | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Graham Bendel

Photograph: Martin Green Sitting on my rocking chair, sucking dolefully on a Werthers Original, I sometimes wonder why policemen and clubbers look s...

Damon Albarn 'Demands Apology From Adele'

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn has reportedly demanded an apology from Adele after he claimed he was treated ‘appallingly’ by the ‘Hello’ sing...

15 Photos From The '96 Brits Guaranteed To Give You A Nostalgia Kick

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Brit Awards are back for another year, and with so many iconic music industry moments taking place at ceremonies past, it feels like the perfect o...

Best Songs of 2015: The 15 Greatest Tracks of the Year

Andy Parker | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Andy Parker

To be completely honest with you, 2015 hasn't been a vintage year for music has it? Sorry about that!

Ten Albums That Rocked My 2015

Tim Thornton | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

2015 was a particularly efficient 12 months for me in the realm of listening to new music, probably because I was on tour for most of it and therefore had much bunk time... Consequently I feel qualified to narrow down my experiences to 10 long playing records that rocked my world this calendar year. So, in true hit-parade style reverse order, here we go...

Damon Has Something To Say About Those Adele Rift Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Damon Albarn has made an attempt to dispel reports of a feud with Adele, rubbishing claims that there’s tension between them. READ MORE: Music...

Pro Green Reveals Alex James's Hilarious, X-Rated Offer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Professor Green’s autobiography ‘Lucky’ is out now, and in it, the London-born rapper tells more than a few interesting tales, including this to...

Best Dressed Women And Men From GQ Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Style

Last night was the 2015 GQ Awards, and while most of the buzz is around Jose Mourinho's daughter Matilde going braless (in Balmain, so that's sort of ...

Damon Albarn Gives A Masterclass In Memorable Stage Exits

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Damon Albarn is certainly showing no signs of slowing down, as fans at Denmark’s Roskilde festival found out, when the Blur frontman performed a who...

Who Should Replace Foo Fighters At Glastonbury?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

*UPDATE* - The new headliner has been chosen! Find out who it is here... Dave Grohl’s broken leg has forced Foo Fighters to pull out of Glastonbu...

Rachel McGrath

Are Fleetwood Mac The Festival Booking Of The Summer? Probably, Yes.

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Fleetwood Mac confirmed what many of us knew already at the Isle Of Wight Festival over the weekend. As they performed a stonking 20-track set, they r...

In Pictures: Isle Of Wight Festival 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Festival season officially kicked off over the weekend, as thousands of revellers descended on the Isle Of Wight. The Prodigy were tasked with clo...

The Isle Of Wight Festival Acts You NEED To See (As Well As Fleetwood Mac)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Isle Of Wight Festival is nearly upon us, and if you’re lucky enough to have tickets, then you’re certainly in for a treat. It’s impossible ...

Blur - Could 'Ong Ong' Be the Next Nashville?

Cohan Chew | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Blur have released their music video for 'Ong Ong' today, directed by Tony Hung. The Atari-inspired concept sees a bright yellow circle that adventure...

A 21st Anniversary Tribute to Britpop - Why the UK Charts Have Never Had It as Good Since

Kris Griffiths | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kris Griffiths

Fast-forward two decades and beneath any commemorative fanfare have been many writers and BTL-commenters denouncing the whole Britpop movement as derivative and worthless, as merely 'recycled' 60s music.

This Is What Glastonbury Looked Like In 1995

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

In the 45 years since the Eavis family held their first Glastonbury, the festival has played host to pretty much everyone who’s anyone in the music ...

Blur Ready For Chart Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Blur have opened up about their decision to release their first full album in 12 years, revealing that they’re ready to do battle with today’s cha...

Blur Reveal New Album Plans And Confirm Festival Headline Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Blur will release their first new album in 12 years, ‘The Magic Whip’, it has been confirmed, and they’ll also be headlining the British Summer...

Why Ed Miliband Should Go on 'Come Dine With Me' and the Tories have loads of sex

Matt Arnold | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Matt Arnold

In the Cath Kidson filled kitchen, we find dear Ed; flailing about as he simultaneously tries to get his soufflé to rise; and convince Dappy, E L James, and Joeys Essex and Barton to play ball over VAT reform.

Russell Brand Hits Back At Parklife Craze The Only Way He Knows How...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

The universe has eaten itself once again. Just days ago, an astute tweeter observed that the musings of Russell Brand in his political magnum opus "Re...

Here's Russell Brand Spliced With Blur's #Parklife

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Self-described messiah Russell Brand has spent the week being mocked online with the hashtag #Parklife. The reference is of course to the 1994 Blur...

Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

When I was 18, I bought F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night under the assumption that Fitzgerald had derived his title from a song by an Essex based Brit-pop band. I came to the conclusion that the author, like me, was a fan of Blur.

Pics: Celebrating 20 Years Since 'Parklife'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Exactly 20 years ago today, 24 April 2014, Blur released their third studio album ‘Parklife’. With tracks including ‘Girls & Boys’ and ‘...

Ask Anyone Who Can Remember Britpop Where They First Heard It, and the Answer Is Usually Radio 1

Joe Harland | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Harland

Where did you first come across London Grammar? Perhaps on the radio, though of course you could also have found it on Spotify, or via a shared link on Facebook. Where did you first get an earful of German Whip? It might have been on DAB, but equally it may have been Tumblr, or via Playlister, or on YouTube. However, ask anyone who can remember Britpop where they first heard the anthems of that era, and the answer is usually a great deal simpler: Radio 1.

The War on Drugs and the Rehabilitation of 80s Music

Dan Tickner | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dan Tickner

Something about the release of Lost In The Dream seems to make the circle complete. This record is by no means an eighties pastiche (single Red Eyes nods to, if not current Arcade Fire, then certainly The Suburbs) and very much belongs to 2014.