Blur To Stream Two New Songs Live On Twitter -
Blur, photo, Noise11


Blur To Stream Two New Songs Live On Twitter

by Andrew Tijs on June 25, 2012

in Live,New Music,News

Brit-pop icons Blur will air two new songs live and streaming online via Twitter.



NME reports that Blur will showcase two new songs – ‘Under The Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’ – which were written for their forthcoming Hyde Park show to close the London Olympics.

Blur have posted a video claiming the performance will be the first time a band have streamed a show on Twitter and that it’ll be the first time they’ve performed the songs (which isn’t entirely true; you can hear ‘Under The Westway’ here).

Bassist Alex James says the two tracks “show completely different sides of Blur”, claiming ‘The Puritan’ is a “big and bouncy, up and at ‘em sing-along special” and ‘Under The Westway’ is “more a hymn”.

He said the 2009 shows “were the best we’ve ever done” and again hints that this may be the final performance by the band, which Damon Albarn has been grappling with recently.

The band will perform the songs live on Monday 2 July – ‘Under The Westway’ at 6:15pm and ‘The Puritan’ at 7:15 – through @blurofficial.

Related Posts

Alex James Blur perform in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 28 July 2015.
Alex James Hints A Blur Reunion

Alex James has hinted Blur could perform at the Big Feastival.

April 28, 2021
Blur at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman. music news,
Alex James Says Blur Abandoned Him

In an interview with Gordon Smart on his Radio X show Sundays from 2pm, Alex James tells Gordon he hasn’t heard from the other band members in the last year.

May 28, 2016
Alex James and Matt Stone
Blur’s Alex James Makes Cooking Show In Australia

Blur’s Alex James is the host of a new cooking show ‘Recipes That Rock’ made in Australia for the 7 Network.

June 27, 2013