Damon Albarn has once again teased the possibility of a new Blur album arriving in the not-too-distant future after telling a Hong Kong crowd the band are planning to take advantage of some unexpected down time by visiting a recording studio in Japan this week.
Liam Gallagher has offered his thoughts on the much publicised onstage reconciliation between Noel Gallagher and Blur bandmates Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon over the weekend – and unsurprisingly he’s not been gushing with praise.
Blur will return to Ireland for the first time in four years when they perform a one-off concert in Dublin on August 1st.
Blur have announced another clutch of world tour dates for this year, adding to and already busy period of summer festival appearances.
Warner Music Group has won the rights to EMI’s former sub-label Parlophone, according to a report in the Financial Times.
The Primavera Sound festival has revealed its 2013 line-up, with the returning Postal Service and Blur both set for appearances at the Barcelona event.
Blur and The Stone Roses both trail pop bands Take That and The Spice Girls in a newly published ‘Reunion Rich List’ which calculates how much money the many reformed bands of recent years have earned since 2009.
There’s plenty of new talent out there to get excited about this year. The likes of Palma Violets, Haim, Tom Odell and Savages have already caused a gaggle of eager music publications to pin their colours firmly to the mast, and should at least spark the usual ‘Next Big Thing’/'Hyped Up Bollocks’ debate when they release new albums in 2013. Here, some of Live4ever’s writers reveal what they’re hoping for from some of the more established acts out there, including the latest project from Thom Yorke and the plans of a few Manchester legends.
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