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Blur’s Graham Coxon has written a new song for ‘The End of the F***ing World’ soundtrack – listen now

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Blur's Graham Coxon has released a new song, 'She Knows' for The End of the F***ing World season 2 soundtrack. You can listen to the new song below. Read More: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ 2: “This isn’t a fan-service in any way” Coxon has also composed additional original music for the show's soundtrack and score, with all set for release...

Damon Albarn announces new project and tour, ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’

Damon Albarn has announced details of new project 'The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows', which he'll be taking on tour in May 2020. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman's new work is inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, and will see him take it on the road with an ensemble and ambitious visuals by Icelandic filmmakers in the Spring. One...

Damon Albarn on Morrissey’s support of For Britain: “If you don’t live in the country, then you shouldn’t be dabbling in its politics”

Damon Albarn has spoken out against Morrissey's controversial political views and his support of the nationalist party For Britain. The former Smiths turned solo star made headlines earlier this year when he was seen sporting a For Britain badge while on tour in the US, before also wearing one while performing on Jimmy Fallon on US TV. He later attracted controversy for an interview...

Blur to celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘Parklife’ with ‘Live at the BBC’ release and vintage memorabilia

Blur are to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'Parklife' through the release of a range of vintage merchandise and a previously unreleased 'Live At the BBC' session. The seminal album was released in 1994 and is considered to be one of the defining records of both the 1990s and the Britpop scene. Read More: ‘Parklife’ at 25: the full story...

Mark, My Words: Why I’d be terrified to visit immersive, walk-in versions of my favourite albums

I often feel like I’m living inside an album. Most Saturday nights are ‘Loveless’, most Sunday mornings ‘Metal Machine Music’. In the '80s, my world was entirely as described in The Wedding Present’s ‘George Best’, my '90s were Pulp’s ‘Different Class’, my noughties were ‘Rumours’ and my teenties are probably something soppy by Wings. When you live your life...

Matt Bellamy, Graham Coxon and Miles Kane’s Jaded Hearts Club Band announce last minute London show

A supergroup featuring Muse's Matt Bellamy, Blur's Graham Coxon and Miles Kane will join forces once more next month to perform an intimate London show. The Jaded Hearts Club Band, which also features members of Jet and The Zutons, will take to the stage at London's 100 Club on June 3 – where they are expected to form an eclectic...

The 28 greatest Best Of albums

Alan Partridge’s favourite album of all time is ‘Best of the Beatles’, which suggests you can’t really go wrong with a greatest hits collection. But don't let Partridge fool you. Best of’s can somehow manage to ignore a band’s actual appeal, throwing in big-selling hits and ignoring the rest. Either that, or they have the distinct whiff of a...

‘Parklife’ at 25: the full story of Blur’s classic album, as told by the people who were there

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. And she does a good babysitting job on reinvention too, if the example of Blur is anything to go by. The join-the-dots version of history might have it that an allergic, angry reaction to grunge spewed up a spiky new direction, but Blur had needed a rethink anyway, given that the ‘baggy’...