Graham Coxon, Alex James, Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree at the Golden Phoenix restaurant, in Chinatown, London, after announcing their new album. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Blur recreate the famous Beatles pose on the balcony at EMI, Manchester Square, London, in 1995. Photograph: Chris Taylor

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Blurred lines: Damon Albarn of Blur performing at a charity gig in 2012, at the invitation of old Britpop rivals Oasis. Photograph: Ian West/PA

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The Knife on stage at Primavera in Barcelona. Photograph: Burak Cingi/Redferns/Getty Images

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