Dave Rowntree

NME to support Featured Artists’ Coalition 2023 AGM once more

Members of Blur, Wolf Alice, the band formerly known as Easy Life along with LVRA and Cherise will all be speaking to reflect on the challenges of 2023 and the opportunities of the year ahead

Blur, artist, and swimmer explain ‘The Ballad Of Darren’ artwork

The band shared insight into the cover to celebrate one month since the album was released

Listen to two new Blur songs, ‘The Rabbi’ and ‘The Swan’

The two new tracks are featured on the deluxe version of 'The Ballad Of Darren'

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Blur’s Dave Rowntree

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree on the "magic" of their new record, becoming national treasures and guitar music's hopes in 2023

Blur: every album ranked in order of greatness

The Colchester band have reunited for a string of shows and a new album. NME looks back at the story so far.

Here’s what Blur performed at Wembley

Including the hits and one song played for the first time since 1994

Blur on recording their new album ‘The Ballad Of Darren’: “There were moments of utter joy”

Speaking in a press conference at Colchester Castle, the Britpop icons opened up about the recording process of their ninth studio album

Blur announce new album ‘The Ballad Of Darren’ with single ‘The Narcissist’

"The older and madder we get, it becomes more essential that what we play is loaded with the right emotion and intention"

Blur’s Dave Rowntree welcomes Harry Styles to the “Four BRITs Club”

"It's been a bit lonely with only us and Adele these past years"

Blur’s Dave Rowntree shares new Bollywood-inspired solo single, ‘Tape Measure’

It's about "anxiety – an unpleasant emotion of inner turmoil and dread"