Tag: Blur

Video Premiere: Monocled Man – ‘Tromelin’

Widely known for his contribution to the UK and international jazz scene, Rory Simmons has also played as a session musician for the likes of Blur and Jamie Cullum. Now, along with Chris Montague and Jon Scott, he creates unique,…

Blur vs Oasis: 20 Years On

A comparable set to the Blur vs Oasis rivalry of the mid-nineties is not likely to happen again in our lifetime. For those that remember it – and it is with trepidation that I face up to the fact that a modern-day…

LIVE: Blur @ BST, Hyde Park, 20.06.15

Having never had the chance to see my first ‘favourite’ band (not ashamed to say, Damon’s face decorated my pre-teen walls) over the last twenty years, expectations were high as to what Blur could deliver to the massive crowd on…

FESTIVAL GUIDE: British Summer Time

Name: British Summer Time Where: Hyde Park, London When: 18th – 21st and 26th – 27th June Headliners: The Strokes, Blur, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift. Also Featuring: Beck and Future Islands (The Strokes), Metronomy and The Horrors (Blur), Chic…

FESTIVAL GUIDE: Isle Of Wight Festival

Name: Isle Of Wight Festival Where: Seaclose Park, Isle Of Wight When: 11th – 14th June Headliners: Fleetwood Mac, Blur, The Prodigy and The Black Keys. Also Featuring: Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams, First Aid Kit, Billy Idol, Groove Armada (DJ Set),…

10 of the Best Break-up Albums

Adele – 21 The sophomore release from Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is not just an album of heartbreaks and make-ups; it’s a record depicting the struggles of a hardly-worth-it relationship and coming through at the end to realise what you’re really worth. There’s no…

20 Classic Albums Turning 20 in 2015

2015 promises to be a great year for album releases. But it’ll take some doing to top the number of great albums released 20 years ago… 1995 saw Britpop reach hit its plateau. The Verve, Elastica and Pulp delivered seminal records,…

Interview: Buster Shuffle

Buster Shuffle are made up of Jethro Baker (piano/vocal), Terry Mascali (drums), Tim Connell (double bass), James Stickley (guitar), Peter Oags (keys) and Carrie Griffths (backing vocals). The band describe their sound as “Madness mixed with Blur” and their album…

ALL TALK: WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST YEAR FOR MUSIC?

This month we invited our writers to get all wistful and nostalgic and cast their eyes and ears over their record collections/iTunes folders, dig out their old ticket stubs and tell us what has been the greatest year for music within…