Blur to debut new tracks over twitter

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 June 2012

Blur: Dave Rowntree, Alex James, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon

Blur will debut two new tracks, 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan', over twitter next Monday (02.07.12) ahead of their Hyde Park gig on August 12

Blur will debut two new tracks over twitter.

The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who will perform at an Olympic Games closing show in London's Hyde Park on August 12 - will premiere two new songs, 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan', next Monday (02.07.12) via a live video stream on the social media platform.

Singer Damon Albarn said: "I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I'm really excited about getting out there and playing them for people."

The band - which includes Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - will be filmed live from a secret UK location. The first song will be broadcast globally on at 6.15pm with an exclusive band interview, followed by the second track at 7:15pm.

Tony Wang, twitter's UK General Manager explained: "People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on twitter.

"Blur are taking this idea even further by debuting two new songs through a live stream and having a direct conversation with their fans on the platform."

Both songs will be available to download after the live stream and a limited edition double-A side seven-inch single will be released on August 6.

It has been speculated the 'Girls and Boys' hitmakers are to record a new album, their first since 2003's 'Think Tank'. Damon has recently said the group's sound would be "very different" to their 90s Britpop heyday.

He said:"There's been, for everybody, an awful lot of water under the bridge, so if we were to do anything - although there are no plans - it would be interesting to see where it would arrive at, because it would be very different, I imagine."


Seminal Britpop outfit fronted by with an enviable and eclectic backcatlogue of indie hits including 'Country House', 'Parklife', 'Song 2' and 'There's No Other Way'.

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