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June 29, 2012

Order Blur's new limited edition single 'Under the Westway'

The new Blur limited edition, double A coloured 7 inch vinyl featuring 2 brand new track 'Under the Westway' and 'The Puritan' is now available for order.

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The album art features a strip of coloured lights, blurred and moving fast along the bottom to mimic the sights of cars rushing past in the Westway. The Westway is a 2.5km long elevated, dual carriageway section of the prominent A40 route in the west of London.

The two songs are specially written for the summer shows. The single will be released on the 6th August 2012, before the band's massive Hyde Park Olympics gig of the same month.

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The two new songs will also be performed live on an unknown rooftop in London, on the 2nd of July 2012. The band has not yet revealed the exact location, but it will be streamed live on their official twitter.

Pre-order yours by clicking on the link below. And don't forget to enter the competition to win 1 of the 10 signed copies of the single by the band. Hurry as it is limited in numbers!


The Puritan- new track HERE
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Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 28, 2012

Did Blur let their future album plan slip out ?

BBC Radio 6 Music will be premiering Blur's new single "Under the Westway" on July 2nd, but today they let something shocking slip on their Facebook page.

They posted about the single, made an announcement saying that host Steve Lamacq will be "talking to Blur and listening to tracks from their forthcoming album 'Under the Westway' "

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Wait a minute - this can't be right. There's no plans of an album is there? At least the Blur members are not saying anything or have even hinted they've finished recording one.

But yet - this post was deleted minutes later and replaced with one that says "...will be talking to Blur as he has the world exclusive first play of their new single 'Under the Westway' " .

Could the age-old rumour of Blur recording a new album in 2012 be true? Or is this just a slip of the hand by a BBC staff?

It's a mystery, but this definitely makes us excited. Remember to tune into BBC 6 at 6:15pm (UK time) for Blur. Also, do not forget to download the tracks from itunes after the live, one-off roof top show where Blur will play their single live. 



The Puritan- new track HERE
Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 26, 2012

Blur to preview new release in roof top gig

Great news - Blur has announced that they will play 'Under the Westway' and 'The Puritan' live on a roof somewhere in London, on the 2nd of July 2012. This was revealed in a video message by Alex James, which you can watch below.



The show will be broadcasted live on twitter for all fans to enjoy. Also, both songs will be available immediately for download (mp3).

A limited edition double A-side 7 inch vinyl will be out for release on August 6th 2012.

Which roof exactly are we talking about here? No details have been revealed, but early guesses include somewhere busy like South Bank, HMV Oxford Street, BBC's broadcasting house in London, Rough Trade's roof (which is near the Westway) or perhaps Portobello Road.

Stay tuned and look out for more Blur news, in this exciting, exciting time! Follow Blur on Twitter HERE

The Puritan- new track HERE
Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 24, 2012

Blur - Under the Westway + The Puritan preview

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The Puritan- new track HERE
Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 20, 2012

Blur reveal 'Under the Westway' artwork

Hot off Blur's official Facebook page - here's the Under the Westway cover art. Early speculations are that 'Under the Westway' will be released along with 'The Puritan' as a b-side / second track on July 2nd 2012.

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Check out the awesome count down timer on the official Blur website here!


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The Puritan- new track HERE
Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 19, 2012

Blur to release single 'The Puritan' on July 2nd 2012

Blur is set to release a new song 'The Puritan' on July 2nd 2012, at exactly 7:15pm.

The Blur official facebook page updated it's cover photo to the lyrics of the new song 'The Puritan' - "The Flash of the blade is one less of getting paid" was the words on the neon-lighted cover of the band's page, which has been filled with cryptic, mysterious messages for the past few days.

A tweet stating the time and date - July 2nd 2012 at 7:15pm, followed the update in cover image.

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Coincidentally, the Zane Lowe BBC Radio show also begins at 7:15pm - could this song be debuted on national radio when it's set for release? Zane Lowe has always had the first play on Blur and Damon Albarn's new material (think Gorillaz, the 2008-2009 tracks and more) and this definitely could be the reason for the unusual, specific time.

The single was debuted live a few days ago in a Damon Albarn Dr Dee concert. Listen to what Damon played to live audiences below. It definitely sounds like the old Blur, with traces of tunes from 'Modern Life is Rubbish' and the britpop-era tracks.

Let the countdown begin!



The Puritan- new track HERE
Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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Blur to launch surprise treat for fans today!

Something's brewing in the Blur camp, and it's going to reveal itself today! Blur's management, Eleven Management, posted this on their Facebook feed today:

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What could this mean? Some early speculations include Blur announcing a new single or even album, or there's truly more than one new piece of material by the band coming out soon. Damon Albarn recently premiered a new Blur song 'The Puritan' in his recent gigs, albeit it being not complete.

Listen to 'The Puritan' below - could this be another B-side for their track 'Under the Westway' ? Or could it be the start of a new album or a new era of Blur?



Stay tuned for some exciting Blur news later on today.


The Puritan- new track HERE
Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 16, 2012

Damon Albarn premiers new Blur Song 'The Puritan' !

BLUR NEWS: Exciting news - Damon Albarn premiered another new Blur song called "The Puritan" just a few days ago in one of his recent live shows. The title was only known from an article from The Standard.

“This is the new Blur single called The Puritan and it has never been performed live before,” said Albarn, which he then did, beatnik-style, with just a guitar and a glass of champagne.

The rare footage (scroll down to watch) is recorded by a fan- the song was performed right after a few other Dr Dee songs. Damon began by teasing the audience, then proceeded to strum an acoustic version of what we think has huge potential to be a full blown Blur song.

We at BlurBalls isolated the audio from the footage (credits to MinlMinlmovie) and you can listen to it below. For those of you who regularly visit Youtube, make sure to subscribe to BlurBall's Channel for the coolest, latest videos!



The new song sounds very much like a tune right out of Modern Life is Rubbish! Perhaps this track will be featured in Blur's massive July box set. Us fans have good reason to sing along with Damon - La La La indeed.





Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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June 10, 2012

Damon Albarn on Jools Holland - London Calling

damon albarn poster, albarn face, blur albarn headFor all who's interested in Damon Albarn's side-projects including his latest Dr. Dee, here's a little recent piece of action. Damon Albarn was featured on the BBC music documentary 'London Calling' a few days ago and he had a few things to say about his music.

Albarn talked about bells and how he made music with large bells from Portobello Road. He exclaims what he loves about London is it's 'monumental history' and how he can be 'simultaneously' in two eras at the same time.

He then followed with more about Dr. Dee and how he tried to demonstrate the musical style of the time past.

There's also a mention of the Westway highway, which was the subject of Blur's latest (and only) song 'Under the Westway'.

Watch the short clip below.



Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
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June 2, 2012

Blur to start rehearsing officially!

With Graham's tour winding down and Damon's Dr Dee coming to wraps, Blur has officially started rehearsing and jamming together again, as of June 2012.

Dave Rowntree posted some exciting pictures on his facebook page. including his new shiny drum set, which is presumably going to be used for the Blur gigs later this summer and for their rehearsals.

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Dave: "My beautiful new drum kit arrived last week!" http://instagr.am/p/LK25KplpXr/
And there's more - there's microphones hooked all around the drum set. Could this mean they're truly recording the rehearsals, or perhaps even more? New sounds?

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Anyhow, it's an exciting time!

Become a fan of Dave Rowntree's Facebook page!

Damon Albarn says it's the End of Blur! Read HERE
Is Damon and Graham Coxon recording together? Find out HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE

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