Psst! Blur Fans, Want To Hear Some New Songs?

Blur, as you probably well know, are back. But they’re not just back playing emotive reunion concerts and burying the hatchet with Noel Gallagher, they’re still a creative force.

Iconic British Things Part 6: The Stiff Upper Lip

It’s always nice to make a feature out of a fault, if only because it helps the person with the fault psychologically manage it, and not worry that they’re faulty, or that the fault is something which requires immediate …

Wish You Were Here? Follow Our Live-Tweeted Brit Awards @Anglophenia

See this? This was the stage at the Brit Awards earlier today, as the assembled technicians attempted to set up Blur’s enormous logo, through which Damon Albarn will very probably leap at some point tonight.

Kate Bush Week: Five Great British Literary Songs

Writing songs is hard. You might have an astonishing melody over a brilliant chord sequence set to the best groove in the whole world, but if you can’t find the words to fit, you’re stumped.

Friday Vote: Who’d Be In Your Dream British Supergroup?

Noel Gallagher, when asked about Mick Jagger’s latest venture SuperHeavy, the supergroup he formed with Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, AR Rahman and Damian Marley, said this: “I’d love to do a supergroup as long as it …

News Roundup: It’s Definitely ‘Downton Abbey’s Week

It was always a high-risk strategy, putting two of Britain’s best drama series up against each other on a Sunday night, especially given the plethora of means people can use to catch up with whichever one they didn’t watch …

News Roundup: ‘X Factor’ Judge is ‘Sick of Adele,’ Winehouse is Britain’s Best-Seller, Stephen Fry Honors Steve Jobs

• Take That‘s Gary Barlow says he’s “sick” of Adele. Well, he has a good reason to be.

Will Blur Tour America Again?

If you’re one of the many U.S.

Five Great Inventive British Guitar Heroes

Before we start: I just wanted to say that yes, there have been far more than five astonishing British guitarists in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. And we could argue all day about who they are, and whether Jimi Hendrix could …

No Sex Please, We’re Coldplay Fans

*Rubs hands together* Oh here we go! There is nothing more fun that a survey which takes two pieces of unrelated information about people, runs them through a number-crunching logarithm and extrapolates a fun theory from the results.