Dazed reports that David Bowie, Björk, Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, Phil Selway, Courtney Barnett, Robert Plant, Chrissie Hynde, Bobby Gillespie, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver’s S. Carey, and more signed an open letter asking international leaders to reach a deal at the UN’s climate change conference in Paris on Monday. 300 artists, musicians, and other […]
Photo by Timothée Lambrecq An open letter signed by Björk, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Phil Selway, David Bowie, Damon Albarn, and more urges world leaders to reach a deal at the UN's climate change conference in Paris this Monday, Dazed reports. Show More Summary
“[Damon Albarn] freely admits to being baffled by the internet, and tells an anecdote about reading an interview with himself on the Guardian website and not initially understanding that the below-the-line comments weren’t part of the article (‘People were not kind; it was… enlightening’).” [Via]
Adele and Damon Albarn attempted to collaborate on music for Adele’s 25, but the aborted sessions left Albarn calling Adele “very insecure” and dismissing her music as “very middle of the road.” Adele responded by saying she regretted working with and even meeting Albarn, who had been a hero of hers. As Pitchfork notes, Albarn […]
Back in September, Damon Albarn said he'd worked with Adele on her new album, 25. He called her "very insecure" and said the work was "middle of the road," noting that he didn't think his contributions would make the final cut. (They...Show More Summary
After Reykjavik’s Iceland Airwaves last year, I left Iceland with the music of one homegrown artist echoing through my head. The song was “Circus Life,” the band was Fufanu — a group that I’d wound up seeing almost by accident, in one of those rare but welcome happenstance festival experiences where you watch a band […]
Damon Albarn wrote the music for wonder.land, a 21st century, Digital Age musical update of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice In Wonderland. Moira Buffini wrote the script and lyrics and the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris is directing, and the show debuted in Manchester over the summer. We’ve seen one trailer already, and now there’s another, featuring […]
Blur have shared a clip from New World Towers, the forthcoming documentary about their post-reunion activity. In the clip, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon talk about the band bonding through their performances. Watch it below. New World Towers will screen on December 2 in theaters across the UK. Find the list of locations here. An international release will follow.
"M.O.R.", from Blur's eponymous 1997 album, mocks the easy tropes of contemporary songwriting and the rolling wheel of entertainment. "Under the pressure/ Gone middle of the road," Damon Albarn sings. Making mainstream music is easy, he seems to suggest: an overburdened iconoclast's last resort. Show More Summary
It may seem like everyone in the universe adores Adele, but it was revealed in September that at least one person, Damon Albarn, apparently does not. The Blur frontman and Gorillaz founder said in an interview with the Sun (reported here ) that he had collaborated with Adele on her...
Albarn previously told press that Adele was "insecure" and that her album was "middle of the road."
Adele’s in full-on press mode now in support of her upcoming new record, 25, and her first major profile is with Rolling Stone, who followed her around for a bit quizzing her about new music and her bevy of collaborators for this album cycle. One of those collaborators was Blur’s Damon Albarn, who went on […]
Blur/Gorillaz mastermind had said the pop singer was "very insecure."
Damon Albarn photo by Linda Brownlee Back in September, Damon Albarn said he'd worked with Adele on her new album, 25. He called her "very insecure" and characterized the work as "middle of the road," noting that he didn't think his contributions would make the final cut. Show More Summary
photo: Blur at MSG - 10/23/15 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) photo: Mitski in McCarren Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield) photo: Downtown Boys at Palisades in May (more by Alyssa Tanchajja) Blur have not been the most pleased...
In rock and roll, as in most things, survival is sweet revenge. A survival distinguished by renewed vigor, then decisive triumph, is even better. When Blur – the original, reunited quartet of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree – took the stage at New...
Topic: Librarians Libraries Little wonder this extraordinary man has continually fascinated and served as inspiration to artists from Shakespeare and Ben Johnson to Derek Jarman and Damon Albarn. Now, the intriguing and mysterious Dee,...Show More Summary
Blur played Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl last night, and Damon Albarn invited Fred Armisen to the stage so the two could perform a lively rendition of “Parklife.” At this point, it seems like a missed opportunity for an artist to not invite Armisen to perform alongside them if he happens to be at their show. […]
Damon Albarn is a busier man than he used to be. Back in the Britpop '90s, it was enough to just be singer for the band Blur, merging social commentary with hooks and vivid melodies while navigating a media-fueled rivalry with Oasis. Even then, he seemed to have other ideas. Blur remains a part...
Blur's surprise reunion LP The Magic Whip will be the focus of an upcoming documentary titled New World Towers. The film, which takes its name from a song off Damon Albarn and company's first album as a foursome in 16 years, will center on three pivotal events in the reunited Britpop act's...