Blur have opened up about their decision to release their first full album in 12 years, revealing that they’re ready to do
Blur will release their first new album in 12 years, ‘The Magic Whip’, it has been confirmed, and they’ll also be headlining
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.
The video includes a riff on the 'Parklife!' chorus, using different rhyming phrases to decry wealth inequality, Eton-educated
Self-described messiah Russell Brand has spent the week being mocked online with the hashtag #Parklife. The reference is
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.
Exactly 20 years ago today, 24 April 2014, Blur released their third studio album ‘Parklife’. With tracks including ‘Girls
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.
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.
Yes, if it's not enough that the 'door unlocked' beep on Southern trains fits with 'Fake Empire' by The National, it turns