Blur preview Olympics concert tracks today on Twitter

12:54 02 July 2012

PIC: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

PIC: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Blur play a secret gig on a London rooftop later today, ahead of next month’s huge Olympic Games closing concert in Hyde Park.

Two new songs are getting previewed at the mystery location between 6.15pm and 7.15pm, this evening.

‘Under the Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’ were written especially for next month’s concert by the Britpop legends.

It shall be another public reunion for front-man Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, Alex James the cheese producing bassist and the failed council candidate on drums.

Micro-blogging site Twitter is the place to listen in, with both songs going out live on Twitter.

There will likely be a chance to interact with band members on Twitter @blurofficial.

Labelling this evening’s performance “very exciting”, James said: “[The] two tracks show completely different sides to Blur.

“There’s the Puritan which is a big-and-bouncy sing–along special. The Westway is more a hymn. I think they’ll both go down very well.

“Being asked to close the Olympics is something we couldn’t really turn down.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Don't Miss...

Quizzes

[Image by Charley/Gallay/Getty Images/Zoah Hedges-Stocks]

It’s the ultimate test for movie buffs - a list of films, maybe a subtle clue if you’re lucky, and a list of names.

Read more
England Wikipedia Quiz

St George’s Day is upon us again and to celebrate try our tricky England quiz to see how much you know about the Three Lions.

Read more
Can you guess which politicians make up these coalition lovechildren?

As the election draws near, there’s been lots of talk about another coalition, which got us thinking: What would it look like if Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband had a baby?

Read more

Competitions

Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now