This little bit of video caused Blur fans across the world to go on to a frenzy. Damon Albarn said that they would be recording new material. They did a two songs for the London Olympics but other than that there has been no new material since 2003. It would also be the first album with full participation from guitarist Graham Coxon. Coxon left halfway through the Think Tank sessions. I wouldn’t hold my breath, but maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Blur’s performance at Hyde Park this summer was one of the most talked about music events of the year. Although it wasn’t their last gig like they alluded too, it was a special gig nonetheless. The full performance will be in their Parklive boxset, which will be released December 3. Check out Under The Westway, which was written just for the Hyde Park gig, above.
Blur debuted two new songs for their shows for the Olympics today. They played on a London rooftop this morning to some fans braving the rain below. The performance was live streamed on their twitter page with the band then doing a twitter q & a session. They first played Under The Westway followed by the upbeat and fun The Puritan. I think its safe to say that Blur are back. Hopefully these songs will appear on a new Blur album. The band has been mum on a new album or any new shows beyond the Olympic gigs. Check out the new songs below and check out the live performances here. You can also now buy the songs on ITunes now
Everybody mark their calanders. On July 2nd at 6:15 pm BST, Blur will be performing on a London rooftop to debut new songs The Puritan and Under The Westway. These songs were written for their Hyde Park Gig for the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. The rooftop performance will be streaming live from their official twitter page. Blur bassist/cheese maker Alex James explains the two new songs in a video posted on the bands Twitter page. This is really exciting and hopefully this means that the Hyde Park gig isn’t the last we will see of Blur