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.

WATCH: Jubilee Line Ticket Barrier Sings Blur's 'Song 2'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Yes, if it's not enough that the 'door unlocked' beep on Southern trains fits with 'Fake Empire' by The National, it turns out that the Jubilee Line t...

Tube Ticket Barrier Sounds Like Blur's 'Song 2'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

A ticket barrier on the London Underground has been discovered which sounds exactly like the refrain from Blur's 'Song 2'. The squeaky gate reliabl...

WARNING: This Will Make You Feel Ridiculously Old/Nostalgic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Can you believe it's been 20 years since this little lot? We can't... ...

Large Businesses Are Being Suffocated of Good Ideas by Sidelining Small Businesses During Pitching

Philip Letts | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Philip Letts

It is all too common that small businesses aren't on a level playing field when pitching for business from larger firms. According to independent research by blur Group, the majority of contracts are awarded to service providers with existing relationships rather than the best ideas.

The Unenthusiastic Dieter - The Big Fat Diet Finish

Mette Poynton | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

I started a diet on January 1st of this year and it has been a rollercoaster ride of sorts. I lost weight but I hated the dieting. I hated the focus around food and body image. I hated waking up and going to sleep thinking about what to eat, what not to eat and what I should be doing differently to look skinnier and prettier.

'Your Move, Israel And Palestine'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Their Britpop rivalry was legendary, but Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have put their musical differences aside to perform together in aid of a canc...

Welcome to London's Latest Music Venue: The Olympic Stadium

James Peckham | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Sport will inevitably be the true home of the Olympic stadium. But while contracts are negotiated and decisions made, live music needs a change in London from the unsatisfactory venue of Hyde Park.

You Heard It Here First - The Year in Tweets

Bruce Daisley | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

On Wednesday Twitter released the Year on Twitter - the story of 2012 told through our users' Tweets. The big stories were easily brought back to mind. The vivid image of Boris Johnson dancing at the Olympics created the highest spike in UK Twitter conversation, based on the number of Tweets sent per second. You may recall the episode. The most retweeted message of the year - and of all time - featured Barack Obama clutching Michelle in a robust bodily embrace.

Blur's Frontman Helps BBC Radio Mark 90 Years On Air

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

A composition created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be played on every BBC radio station at the same time on Wednesday to mark 90 years since the...

The Best Live Act In The World?

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Britpop veterans Blur saw off competition from fellow reformed rockers the Stone Roses to be named the best live act at the Q Awards. The band, who...

Q Awards 2012 Winners

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Days were made and dreams were shattered as the Q Awards 2012 announced its winners in Central London. A host of the music world's finest attended ...

Not Over Yet: Blur Announce European Tour

PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Blur have signed up for a string of European dates next year, only weeks after frontman Damon Albarn said their Hyde Park gig would probably be their ...

Blur, Stone Roses Take On Lady Gaga For Top Q Award

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

For one band to come back into fashion is tremendous, for two means there must be something in the water. Blur and The Stone Roses are to battle it...

Ride - Two Great Albums During a Great Period for Music

William Barns-Graham | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Barns-Graham

The early 90s was a booming period for new music and new genres, one that perhaps has not been matched since. Ride certainly had their role to play within this with their two LPs from the period Nowhere and Going Blank Again. Overshadowed and perhaps underrated, recent rereleases and the 2001 best of compilation should hopefully preserve the great music they created during this period. Already regarded as one of the great shoegaze bands, Ride should also be regarded as one of the great bands of the 90s.

Live Review - Blur at BT London Live in Hyde Park for the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Carly Wilford | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Throughout the Olympics Hyde Park has been a wonderful community, bringing together people from all over the world to get involved with the games, right in the heart of the capital.

Guess How Much Blur Got Paid

WENN | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

British rockers Blur were paid just £300 to perform in London's Hyde Park to mark the closing of the Olympic Games. The band played a huge gig in ...

PHOTOS: Blur Rock First Concert In 3 Years

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Blur have reunited for their first proper show for three years with a gig in front of just 200 people. The band have been preparing for a major com...

Parklife Was 'Very Sarcastic'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Blur's guitarist Graham Coxon has revealed the band's hit album Parklife wasn't the celebration of Englishness some people thought. In an interview...

Blur Stages Twitter Show From Secret Location

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Reunited rock act Blur adopted an unusual way of premiering their new songs tonight as their performed them in a live show via Twitter. The quartet...

Blur To Debut New Songs On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Blur will unveil two new songs on Twitter via a worldwide live video stream on Monday. The tracks, Under The Westway and The Puritan, have never be...

Why I Started the Rock n'Roll Camden Walking Tours

Alison E. Wise | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home
Alison E. Wise

We could feel that Camden was different than anything we knew in California. Southern California was hot and bright, the Santa Anna winds dried out your skin and messed up your hair. I was using SPF 50 and had my hair cut like Justine from Elastica. I didn't fit in to say the least. But when I was in Camden I felt like I finally fit in.

Computer Crime - Good News and Bad News

David Rowntree | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Tech
David Rowntree

The elephant in the room, is that your home, office, and school computers are under attack right now, and attempts are being made to steal your information, then get your machine to start stealing from other people, over 85,000 times every day, 31 million times every year.