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Damon Albarn for Culture Show special on BBC

1 of 1 Damon with a new mate at The Irish Film Institute in Dublin before Blur's gig last summer
Damon with a new mate at The Irish Film Institute in Dublin before Blur's gig last summer

Blur front man Damon Albarn is to be the subject of a Culture Show special next week on BBC Two ahead of the release of his new album, Everyday Robots.

The half-hour documentary, Damon Albarn - Solo, will air on Monday (February 17), and will see him visit his childhood homes and the places that inspired his upcoming album.

Speaking on the programme, Albarn reveals that he found his first solo LP tough: "I've spent so long in bands, playing to large groups of people, that doing a solo album is quite a difficult thing for me to do. That's why I put it off for so long."

The documentary will contain clips of songs from his album as well, including Hollow Ponds, Hostiles and Mr Tembo. It will also feature a clip of Albarn's father, artist Keith Albarn, showcasing an interactive installation on a 1960s episode of BBC One technology show Tomorrow's World.

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