Damon Albarn and Blur drew from England's rich musical past to create a witty and poignant postmodern masterpiece that defined the Britpop era.
Ahead of the Friday release of 'Songs From Wonder.land,' the Blur frontman has shared excerpts of "In Clover" and the Cheshire Cat-helmed "Fabulous."
Jamie Hewlett shared footage with Damon Albarn in the studio, confirming the band's first album in five years is on its way.
The Blur and Gorillaz leader was named a "local king" for his contributions to Malian music.
Albarn traveled to Mali to play Festival Acoustik Bamako in the face of a state of emergency prompted by a November terrorist attack that killed 22 people.
“I’ve also got a Good, the Bad and the Queen record,” Albarn said. “It will either be Gorillaz or that.”
Accompanied by Chrissie Hynde, the Blur and Oasis leaders played a set list that included the Clash, Gorillaz and the Good the Bad & the Queen.
Nick Alexander worked with several bands on the road, and many of those artists have paid touching tributes to the late merch manager.
“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” Adele said of Albarn. “But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”
Back in April, Blur made a comeback that was seven years in the making, and it will be captured in the upcoming documentary 'New World Towers.'