Blur Performing Two New Songs Live On Twitter

Do you love hearing new music first? If so, you’ll want to tune in to Twitter next week to catch Blur’s live performance of two brand new songs.

The only other way to get in on this “first” is to figure out which rooftop in London they’ll be singing them from  (that’s the other cool “first” about this debut).

MTV News tells us that Blur made a surprise announcement today that it will be debuting two new songs via Twitter next week.

Twitter’s UK division general manager, Tony Wang, was excited that the band decided to utilize Twitter to debut their new songs.

“People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on Twitter. Blur is 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,” Wang said.

The band hasn’t released an album in nearly ten years, so here’s a refresher:


At 6:15 pm BST on July 2 they’ll be performing two new songs from a rooftop in London and the live stream link will be broadcast from Blur’s twitter handle @blurofficial – and undoubtedly retweeted countless times.

They’ll also be headlining Olympic closing ceremonies concert at London’s Hyde Park on August 12, but that’s another story.

The new songs are titled “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan.” Check out the video below where they tell you a little more about this debut:


The songs will be available for digital download following the performance and a limited edition single is set for release on August 6.

Will you be tuning in?

(Band image from Shutterstock)