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William Orbit Says He Won’t Work With Blur Again

William Orbit Says He Won’t Work With Blur Again

Producer William Orbit recently revealed details about his scrapped 2012 recording sessions with Blur. The band had been in the studio in April with Orbit to begin recording new material for an upcoming eighth album. The following month, Orbit announced that singer Damon Albarn had suddenly terminated the session. In May 2012, he told the […]

4 Britpop Books To Read Now

The publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography has been an immediate success. The book has performed so well already that it has become one of the fastest-selling memoirs on record and is now the fastest-selling autobiography ever written by a musician, overtaking Keith Richards’ Life. Autobiography is now the second fastest-selling memoir of all time after Kate […]

‘On Your Own’: Blur vs. The Verve

Blur – On Your Own ‘On Your Own’ can be found on Blur’s 1997 album, Blur. The vocals for this song were recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland. Their promo video for the song (above) is spectacularly ridiculous with Damon ‘There’s Always Been A Hip-Hop Element To My Trousers’ Albarn bounding about like an urban gorilla in […]

Future Damon Albarn And Noel Gallagher Collaboration?

Blur bassist Alex James recently hinted that Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher are ‘working together on a lot of stuff.’ Gallagher and Albarn apparently put their well-publicized hostility behind them after a chance meeting in London last year. Last March, the pair’s reconciliation went one step further when they performed together at London’s Royal Albert […]

Blur Unsure Of Their Future

Reunited Britpop legends Blur can’t decide how long they should carry on as a group. Bassist Alex James spoke to the Daily Star about their lack of concrete future plans. When asked how long the band would stay together he said, ‘You’re guaranteed to get a different answer depending on which one of us you […]

Watch Blur’s Full Glastonbury 1992 Set

Let’s rewatch Blur’s first Glastonbury performance from June 28, 1992. Here we’re treated to a great show, albeit with poor quality footage. Blur’s performance is delightfully shambolic. Of course, not everyone appreciated the ape-like Damon Albarn leaping all over the place like a madman. They have a few hecklers in the crowd (my favorite being […]

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher: BFFs, Says Alex James

If you needed any reminder that it’s not the ’90s any longer, the budding friendship between Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher is it. In a radio interview with Today FM’s Ray D’Arcy, Blur bassist Alex James revealed that there is far more good will between Gallagher and Blur these days. When asked which band ultimately […]

B-Sides Yourself: Blur – No Monsters In Me

Love it or hate it The Great Escape produced some amazing b-sides from Blur. A stand out for me from that period is “No Monsters In Me” From “The Universal” single. I like how this is almost the complete opposite sound coming out of The Great Escape’s album. It’s crunchy driving guitar, lazy to hyper […]