I love Blur. They were the first band I really got into as a teenager. I saw them at Scott Walker’s curated Meltdown Festival, I saw them at Wembley. I even saw their exhibition and auction of props and memorabilia in Hoxton. I have weird plastic rectangles called ‘cassette tapes’ of bootlegged gigs.
I was so pleased last year to hear that they were getting back together for a number of gigs and it was fantastic to see them last June in Wolverhampton. It was one of the most uplifting gigs I have been to. The feeling of community and togetherness was overwhelming.
No Distance Left to Run is a film about Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree’s reunion, playing for the first time in nine years. The film features lots of unseen archive footage and interviews with the band. The film recounts the history of the band from their days at Goldsmiths, the Britpop years and beyond. The film screens at the Odeon on New Street on Tuesday 19th January at 8pm. Tickets for the screening can be bought here.