Blur - Blur To Debut New Tracks Over Twitter

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 Twitter.com/blurofficial 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.''


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