Sure, there was a reunion. But odds are most Blur fans don’t feel as though their yearnings to reconnect with the band were truly quenched and it probably consumes their thoughts during coffee and TV time. Well, at least now they’ll have a new movie in a few months to make them even more nostalgic!
The documentary film “No Distance Left To Run” chronicles their long journey to superstardom and uses a lot of footage and interviews from their recent summer reunion and Glastonbury shows. The film hits theaters on January 19 and the official trailer is above. Here’s Parlaphone’s statement on the film, which makes sure to remind you the band is very, very British in case you’d forgotten.
”With previously unseen archive material alongside new interviews and reportage, the film recounts the highs and lows of a very British band from the late 80’s to their headline return at Glastonbury and Hyde Park. The result is a musing on Englishness and identity and a portrait of friendship and resolution.”
The Guardian also got Damon Albarn to reveal a few details about the new Gorillaz album, which will be entitled Plastic Beach. The title comes from a beach near his house filled with litter. And the album will feature Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and most importantly Barry Gibb. It’s due out on EMI in 2010.
AND, in even more Blur-related news, former guitarist Graham Coxon revealed he’s sondtracking a soon to be released Brit “freak thriller” and The Playlist spent some time speculating what it could be. Their guess is Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go but they don’t seem all that confident about it. Whatever it is, apparently it’s going to sound like “Pink Floyd with fangs,” according to Coxon. So that’s kind of cool.