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

Kris Griffiths | Posted 09.04.2015 | 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.

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.