Our new issue, Q314 which his newsstands on Tuesday (31 July) features a world exclusive interview with Blur as Damon Albarn and co reconvene for shows next month.
Ahead of their Hyde Park gig to mark the end of the London Olympics on 12 August, we caught up with each of the band as they juggled their preparations with a host of outside interests including criminal defence, domination of the cheese world, new kinds of opera and more.
We'll have a more extensive preview of what's in our new issue, which also features the likes of The Stone Roses, Bloc Party, The Darkness, Kasabian, Ross Noble and The Flaming Lips, plus more from Blur very soon, but in the meantime enjoy a sneak peek at our next cover above.
Additionally an image from Q's exclusive shoot by Alex Lake also features in a new, free Blur exhibition which opens to the public tomorrow (27 July).
Held at Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street in East London the Spotify Presents Blur 21: The Exhibition features a unique and previously unseen moments from across the band's career including rare artefacts, like alternative artwork and props, plus photography and images from Pennie Smith, Kevin Cummins, Paul Postle, Tom Sheehan, Banksy and Julian Opie. Check out our taster gallery of what's on show now.
Meanwhile, to get you in the mood here's our Blur Real Best Of playlist.
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