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Blur announce forthcoming documentary, blur: To The End

07 May 2024, 12:26 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Blur have announced details of blur: To The End, a new feature-length documentary in cinemas across the UK and Ireland later this year.

blur: To The End depicts the most recent chapter in the band’s story, captured during the period in which they made a return with their first record in eight years, The Ballad of Darren. The documentary follows the unique relationship of four friends - and bandmates of three decades - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree as they came together in early 2023 to record new songs ahead of their sold-out, first ever shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in July last summer.

Speaking in the film, Alex James said: “We've barely communicated for the last 10 years… I mean even when we really split up, it didn't take this long to make a record, but what's wonderful is as soon as the four of us get in a room together, it's just exactly the same as it was when we were all 19….”

“With each other… In the nineties, it was a very intense time. On the same sort of level as a relationship, or marriages and things like that. I think it's okay to say that time apart was taken up with other friendships and just sort of recuperating or doing other things," Graham Coxon says, with Dave Rowntree adding: "The fact that we haven’t always got on, that is one of the chemistry points that has led to us being able to make the music we do. I’m absolutely convinced of it.”

blur: To The End is directed by Toby L and produced by Josh Connolly, via production house Up The Game. Toby L said: “To The End is an intimate glimpse into relationships, motivation and mortality, the sights and sounds of longterm friendship unearthing a fresh new conquest to overcome together. On the subject of capturing a band that has been so well documented, we sat down at the start of the project and agreed that the film had to tell a new story, be shot entirely on location, and crucially, be honest. In To The End, that's what I hope people can see, and most importantly, feel.

blur: To The End will be in cinemas from 19 July. Tickets are on sale now with more cinemas being added through to release. For a list of UK and Ireland cinemas and to book tickets, visit

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