11 Bands That Sound Nothing Like Their Hit Singles

We’ve all been there. You hear a song on the radio and you’re loving it, then you go and buy the album, only to find out that the one song you enjoyed sounds nothing like the rest of the album – duped by that one single. Thankfully, it’s a bit...

Blur Brought Britpop Back To Life At Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena

There’s such a wonderful buzz in the air tonight and the trams are packed. Everyone is heading to the same place, ready to see one of their favourite bands, who haven’t played in Australia in almost two decades. Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s cheekiness is revealed as soon as he takes...

Blur Brought The House Down In Melbourne

It’s been 18 years since Blur, one of the most influential and successful British bands of the past two decades, have visited Australian shores, but the wait has been well worth it and now fans will get to see the Britpop icons live at three very special Splendour sideshows. Armed...

The Best Photos From Splendour In The Grass 2015

Splendour In The Grass 2015 went down in Byron Bay over the weekend, bringing together music fans from around the country, who gathered to enjoy performances from a mega-lineup comprised of Florence & The Machine, Blur, Tame Impala, Mark Ronson, and more. As always, there was a lot more going...

Blur’s First Australian Show In 18 Years

It’s been 18 years since Blur, one of the most influential and successful British bands of the past two decades, have visited Australian shores, but the wait has been well worth it and now fans will get to see the Britpop icons live at three very special Splendour sideshows. Armed...

The 8 Best Splendour Sideshows You Can Still Get Tickets To

With just a few more sleeps to go, one of this country’s biggest music festivals Splendour in the Grass is about to kick off (on Friday the 24th to be exact). With tickets selling out mighty fast don’t feel bad about missing out, because Splendour have over the past few months announced...

Is Blur’s First Album In 12 Years ‘The Magic Whip’ A Return To Form?

While music fans have a tendency to look back on any notable ‘movement’ (a dubious term if ever there was one) with rose-coloured glasses, it is considerably hard to fault Blur when they were at their Britpop peak. The band’s popularity was indebted to their wry, hook-laden pop rock just...

Splendour In The Grass 2015 Sideshows Announced With Blur & More

The wait is finally over. Last week, the organisers of Splendour In The Grass 2015 gave punters across Australia reason to celebrate when they dropped an absolutely mammoth lineup, featuring the likes of Blur, Florence + The Machine, Mark Ronson, Of Monsters & Men, and many more. Australians seemed to...

Listen: Blur’s Haunting New Track Inspired By The Sydney Siege

February was a month full of surprises, one of the the most exciting was the announcement that Blur were releasing a new record The Magic Whip in April of this year, sharing the catchy tune ‘Go Out’, and over the weekend they shared another song from the forthcoming record, ‘There Are Too...

Blur Announce Their First Album In 12 Years & Drop Killer Single, ‘Go Out’

Ain’t nothing like a special Friday treat to end your working week, and they don’t come any better than a legendary band revealing the ultimate of surprises. British icons Blur have announced a brand-spankin’ new record, The Magic Whip, which comes out April 27, and to make things even better, they’ve...

19 Hit Songs That Were Originally Intended As Jokes

Not so long ago we took a look at the origins of some of the world’s biggest tracks that were penned in 30-minutes or less, which spat out some insane results. This got us scratching our heads, wondering if there were any other excited trivia surrounding how certain songs were...

Damon Albarn Australian Tour 2014 Announced

The full Damon Albarn Australian Tour 2014 has been announced. It was confirmed last week that Albarn would be returning Down Under to play a special headline show at the Sydney Opera House, with the promise of an additional Melbourne date. Now Frontier Touring has confirmed that the Blur and...

Damon Albarn Australian Show 2014 Announced

British music maverick Damon Albarn has confirmed that he is returning to Australia before the end of the year, playing a special one-off show in Sydney with an additional Melbourne show to be announced. The Blur and Gorillaz mastermind will be making his Sydney Opera House debut with an intimate...

Blur And Oasis Are Shit & 11 Other Amazing Things We Learnt From Damon Albarn

The release of his his new solo album Everyday Robots along with unofficial ’20th Anniversary’ of Britpop have conspired to give Blur frontman Damon Albarn a very hefty share of the music media spotlight recently. Of course, it certainly helps when the prolific 46-year-old has done plenty to draw attention anyway,...

And The Greatest Britpop Anthem Of All Time Is…

When it comes to that defining mid-90s era known as Britpop, Australia has already nominated ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis as the anthem of choice, and in fact, the best song of the last 20 years according to Triple J’s Hottest 100 anniversary of 2013. But what about Britpop’s own natives? What...