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January 31, 2012

Murdoc Niccals unleashes hype for new Gorillaz songs by twitter - 2012

Murdoc Niccals from the virtual band Gorillaz (fronted by Damon Albarn) has made three tweets yesterday afternoon about the fourthcoming Gorillaz converse track. Below is a screenshot from his twitter page:

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Gorillaz announced back in November 2011 that they teamed up with shoe brand Converse and will release a new track and a new pair of Gorillaz designed converse shoes, exclusively for this collaboration.


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Graham Coxon from Blur also worked together with Paloma Faith and Converse to produce a track, which can be watched below:




If the new Gorillaz track is as great as the one Graham Coxon did, then it's definitely going to be a great time for all fans out there. It's been a while since they released anything since Plastic Beach, and Damon Albarn has, on many occasions, said how he'd like to make this Gorillaz's last year as a band. 


To find out more information, to view the range of shoes and for more details about the night, visit Converse.co.uk


All his tweets can be found on Murdoc's twitter page HERE. 


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January 30, 2012

Blur's eighth album "Mirror Press" track list announced - 2012

BREAKING NEWS: The tracklist for britpop superstars Blur's new album "Mirror Press" is released on Wikipedia :

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So this is either the real-deal here, or it is someone messing around with information. Blur is supposedly set to produce new material this year, working with William Orbit in January to record and remix some new tracks, but Blur's Wikipedia page has been edited on and off these two days. 

Yesterday, the page for Blur's 2012 album, supposedly called "Mirror Press" has been put up, removed, added back and removed AGAIN from their discography. Now the tracklist for the album has been revealed and the song names are:
  1. Dog Years
  2. Mirror Press
  3. Just Look Around
  4. Nostalgic Song
  5. From a Silent Film
  6. Secret Den
  7. Insomnia
  8. Caster Song
  9. Fable
  10. Growing Nails
  11. On The Road Tonight
  12. Faster Life
  13. Room 101
It seems that some song names are quite unusual (Growing Nails ! ) but this COULD be true. There still hasn't been any confirmation or leakage from the band and their management, and there's no news from William Orbit himself. 

Visit their wikipedia site yourself to see (Click here).  (Edit: It has been removed again. This may just be someone's edit for fun).  

We are just as puzzled as you are - and we're on the watch out for any breaking news right now, this week, about Blur's potential new release. This year is going to be a great year for Blur and us fans and you're very welcome to contact us if anything crops up.

You heard it first on BlurBalls - keep watching this space for the latest updates and anything about their upcoming release (and any Brit Award news - yes Blur are playing!)

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January 29, 2012

Blur's eighth album to be named 'Mirror Press' - 2012

Breaking news on Blur's eighth comeback album (to be produced by William Orbit) - the album's possible name has been leaked out and posted onto Wikipedia this morning and the name was written down to be "Mirror Press".

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Although it was posted up a week ago and has been taken down once, it is CURRENTLY ON WIKIPEDIA AGAIN.

This little leak COULD give us a clue to what the album's name would be, or could be the actual title name. Perhaps even if this was not the real name, the words "Mirror" and "Press" may pop up in the album title. Below is a quote from the history of the article before it was removed:


It was noted during a short interview leading up to the BRIT Awards that a band member mentioned an Album or Single of the name 'Mirror Press'. And that the band were working on it mainly for their own entertainment and joy.


There has been no confirmation from Blur or their management on this, but watch this space for the latest Blur news and anything related to their LATEST ALBUM in 2012 !

This year is going to be a great year for Blur and us fans and you're very welcome to contact us (thanks Maria for the news) if anything that crops up.

(Edit: It has now been removed again. EDIT: It' back up there! We are just as puzzled [and excited] as you are! )

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January 26, 2012

Graham Coxon A&E Cover Art Revealed

Graham Coxon's newest album A+E unveiled its album cover today, very different, unique and a just a little bit unsettling. This cover seems to pay homage to older, 80s, oldies, retro styled bands like Talking Heads, especially the font type, and features a low-resolution image of legs and an accident.

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One fan even suggested that "Graham cut himself shaving", and has interesting typefaces of red and black on the top and bottom of the cover. 


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Similar fonts to Talking Heads ?

Here's just a comparison to his previous 7 albums, all of which feature Graham Coxon's own original artwork and paintings. His 8th album has a very different color, and according to Graham, has a very different theme and style in music too. He also mentioned in an interview that he wanted to experiment with photo manipulation and editing, and it's no surprise that this cover features a photography instead of any drawings. 


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To promote A+E, Graham Coxon will play:
13 Oxford O2 Academy
15 Gateshead Sage
16 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
17 Glasgow Garage
19 Manchester Sound Control
20 Sheffield Leadmill
21 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
23 Brighton Concorde
24 Cambridge Junction
25 London HMV Forum
27 Gloucester Guildhall
28 Bristol Trinity
29 Exeter Phoenix and 30 
Falmouth Princess Pavilions
Watch the teaser videos for the new album here:




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January 22, 2012

Blur to produce new record with William Orbit - 2012

This is possibly the most exciting news of January 2012 - Blur is possibly going to collaborate with William Orbit, another English electronic/ alternative record producer who produced Blur's sixth album "13" in 1999, possibly for a new track / record in the making.


On William Orbit's twitter (click to visit) he tweeted the following messages, one to Graham Coxon and one to World Circuit.


The tweet to Graham Coxon seems to suggest that Orbit is meeting with Graham on March 3rd 2012, for a "vocal session".


Then his second tweet clearly says that he will be in the studio with Damon Albarn from Wednesday.


Blur will be performing at the Brit Awards in 2012, and there has been some speculation about whether there will be a practice gig or some warm-up event, and Damon and the gang has been dropping many hints about possibly making records or even an album !


Something's brewing in the Blur-sphere and us fans are getting hints and leads!


You heard it first on BlurBalls.com - we do find out the latest, most up to date news about Blur and Damon's happenings. Don't forget to share the news and drop us a line about what you think of all these "clues" ?


UPDATE: ITS TRUE - William Orbit is IN THE STUDIO with Blur currently, as of Jan 2012 and producing something new! You heard it first on BlurBalls.com! 


On his facebook page dated 13th January:




He updated his facebook page on 22nd January:


Although this Facebook message could refer to the new Madonna album, he revealed in his earlier tweets (above) that he will be in the studio with Damon Albarn from Monday (January 16th 2012).

Orbit won the Q Awards for BEST PRODUCER for Blur's "13" album in November 1999. He is also best known for producing Madonna's album Ray of Light.

UPDATE 23rd Jan: Dave Rowntree tweeted about meeting up with Graham Coxon and the band on 12th Jan:




Its seems there will definitely be new material on the way! 

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January 18, 2012

Blur Comeback with 'Beetlebum' Interview 2012

Blur interview on what the song Beetlebum (No. 1 on the UK Charts) was about.



Are they trying to test their fan base ? Could this mean something's up ?

We think Blur is up to something here, perhaps signaling a new album is in progress or that Blur are truly making some new single or album to be released in 2012...

And what of the Brit Awards ? It's up and coming, and how can Blur perform without rehearsals ? There may just be the chance of a warm up pre-Brits gig in the future!


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January 15, 2012

The Return of Bobby Womack- new album produced by Damon Albarn 2012

The latest issue of Mojo (with New Order in the cover) featured some articles on Rocket Juice And The Moon, Damon Albarn's new supergroup band (with Flea and co.) and Bobby Womack's new album, titled The Bravest Man In The Universe. 

Womack said some interesting things about his new album, and said his newest album is "all about history, building on the past, looking back to what I've done before but challenging myself too". 

He also said "I've been disillusioned with the business but meeting Damon inspired me". Seems like a great collaboration team, the two! 

The album will be released in March 12th 2012. 


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January 14, 2012

Graham Coxon to release solo album 2012 - A+E

Graham Coxon's new solo album A+E is out in stores on April 2nd 2012. This is Coxon's 8th solo album and is a follow up to his 2009 album "The Spinning Top". 


Graham Coxon will tour and be playing 14 shows across the UKbeginning at Oxford's O2 Academy on April 13 up until April 30 when he will headline Falmouth's Princess Pavilions venue.



The tracklisting for 'A+E' is as follows:

'Advice'
'City Hall' 
'What’ll It Take' 
'Meet+Drink+Pollinate' 
'The Truth' 
'Seven Naked Valleys' 
'Running For Your Life' 
'Bah Singer' 
'Knife In The Cast'
'Ooh, Yeh, Yeh'


As part of the promotion for his new album and tours, Graham Coxon is also offering local bands the chance to support him at each one of the shows. Bands can submit their tracks on his website HERE and the tracks will be judged by a poll which fans can take part in. Graham will decide who will support him! 

We are very excited here at Blurballs! Watch the promotional video below:







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January 8, 2012

Graham Coxon wants to be in Def Leppard

Graham Coxon did an interview for NME - The Blur man fields your questions and he chats kung-fu, making soundtracks and organs. He's looking quite sharp in his sunglasses and we are loving his new potential projects! 




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January 7, 2012

Damon Albarn's new album "Dr Dee" OUT NOW!

Dr Dee, Damon Albarn's new opera features brilliant music from the frontman, and the soundtrack is now officially ready for pre-order online in Amazon (click to go to page) ! It's a 1 disc CD by Parlophone and it features a very ethereal Albarn in black and white :


Buy Now!




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