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Rock doc­u­men­taries are a dime a dozen. Here are three choice cuts fea­tur­ing bands from the UK

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Al­most Fash­ion­able: A Film About Travis (2018)

This doc­u­men­tary sees mu­sic critic Wyn­d­ham Wal­lace fol­low­ing Travis on their tour in Mex­ico while in­ter­view­ing the band, fans and other mu­sic jour­nal­ists. The kicker is that Wal­lace doesn’t ac­tu­ally fancy th­ese Sco ish lads – Travis is his least favourite band. As far as band doc­u­men­taries go, this is about as far from the self­con­grat­u­la­tory (read: mas­tur­ba­tory) type as you can get.

No Dis­tance Le To Run (2010)

Gra­ham Coxon’s depa ure from Blur broke our hea s years back, and for the long­est time we only had Sweet Song to cling on to. The band fi­nally got back to­gether in 2009 for a tour, with No Dis­tance Le To Run doc­u­ment­ing its re­u­nion and sub­se­quent gigs with new and archival footage. Far from be­ing just a tour video di­ary, this film marks an impo ant chap­ter in Blur’s his­tory.

Oa­sis: Su­per­sonic (2016)

Even if the Gal­lagher broth­ers were to mirac­u­lously make up to­day and head back into the record­ing stu­dio, they’ll prob­a­bly strug­gle to repli­cate the suc­cess that they en­joyed in the early- to mid-1990s. Su­per­sonic looks at the band’s ini­tial years and me­te­oric rise to su­per­star­dom, and of­fers what’s per­haps the best mem­o­ries of the band at its cre­ative peak.

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