Damon Albarn

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...

Damon Talks Band Aid 30: 'There Are Problems With Our Idea Of Charity'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Damon Albarn has spoken about the Band Aid 30 single, and suggested the UK's attitude towards charity may be problematic. SEE MORE: REVIEW: Band A...

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...

Who's Been Nominated For This Year's Mercury Prize?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

The 12 albums shortlisted for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014 have been announced, with Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club and Royal Blood...

Lily Allen And Damon Albarn Headline Latitude Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lily Allen and Blur frontman Damon Albarn headlined Latitude Festival this weekend, performing alongside acts including Haim and The Black Keys. T...

Caroline Frost

FILM REVIEW: We Are Many - Tireless, Ambitious Filmmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

It took director Amir Amirani eight years and two re-mortgages to bring this to the screen, and it shows. 'We Are Many' is an incredibly ambitious...

Damon Albarn Joins East End Pub Singers, The Gents, for a Good Old Fashioned knees-up. Long live pianos in pubs!

Kat Jackman | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Last week Damon Albarn finished performing at his own gig following the launch of his first solo album Everyday Robots and decided to join in the fun by singing a version of Parklife with these two naughty scamps. In this special case - their performance was filmed on an iPhone and the footage, as you would imagine, ended up on YouTube.

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 ‘...

A Mourning With Jessica Albarn - The Plight of the Bumblebee

Gisele Scanlon | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gisele Scanlon

Jessica Albarn has won numerous accolades for her art, books and films, but until her last film "The Boy In The Oak", she had never made one where she collaborated so closely with her brother - Damon Albarn.

'Heroin Freed Me Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Damon Albarn has opened up about his use of heroin in the past, calling it an "incredibly productive" time in his career. "[Heroin] freed me up," ...

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.

David Bailey's Stardust on Show at the National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

David Bailey is one of the world's most distinguished and distinctive photographers and this exciting exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, the largest exhibition ever of Bailey's work, reflects the diversity of his extraordinary career as well as putting on show his most defining images.

Talking With a Traveling Man

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Born in Lagos Nigeria, then moving to Holland as a youngster before attending university at Cambridge and then finally settling in the not-so-sleepy seaside town of Brighton, this trail blazed by the producer/musician has left an indelible mark on his music, both as the bassist in, electro/indie pioneers, Metronomy and as a solo artist.

Dr Robert of The Blow Monkeys: A New and Better Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The uncontrollable forelock of hair is still there, but time has remade Dr Robert. Today, as the frontman of The Blow Monkeys, he is older, wiser, and when he speaks he's quick to laugh. But when he listens, it's with a quiet focus.

'I'm Really Worried, I Had To Offer My Support' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Dame Vivian Westwood and Jude Law were just two of the thousands of demonstrators across the UK who have demonstrated in outrage at the pirac charges ...

Phil Daniels: New Movie 'Vinyl' Takes On the Music Business

Jason Holmes | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The stars and director of new British film Vinyl chat to Jason Holmes about how pulling together on a small-budget film makes for some tidy work.

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...

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 ...

Radio Reunited - 90 Years of BBC Radio

Tim Davie | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Davie

When the first BBC transmitter, known as 2LO, crackled into life on 14 November 1922, few could have guessed the impact that radio would have on our world. To mark the 90th anniversary, the BBC is attempting an ambitious first, bringing together around 60 of our stations (network, local, national and international) for a single remarkable moment - a three-minute piece of history broadcast simultaneously around the UK and the world. At its heart will be an idea that explains radio's success: listening to each other. So if you could talk to the audience of the future, people listening 90 years from today, what would you say?

Africa Express: African Music Going Places

M.anifest | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

My last experience with Africa express turned out to be a grand conspiracy to have a freakish amount of fun. It was an intoxicating five-hour experience on a Spanish beach with 50,000 people and fifty plus brilliant musicians, losing our minds to raw hypnotic grooves.

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.

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...

Dr Dee: Astrology and Polyphony

Paul Guest | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

After last night's Dr Dee, a new opera created by Damon Albarn and director Rufus Norris at the English National Opera, I began thinking over my own, personal, verdict.