Blur's Damon Albarn and Portishead's Beth Gibbons collaborate on new JJ Doom LP

Both artists will feature on the rapper's new album 'Key To The Kuffs'

Blur's Damon Albarn and Portishead's Beth Gibbons collaborate on new JJ Doom LP

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Blur mainman Damon Albarn and Portishead singer Beth Gibbons have collaborated with rapper JJ Doom on a new track for his forthcoming album 'Key To The Kuffs'.

The rapper confirmed the collaboration over the weekend, tweeting: "Just did a song with Beth of Portishead and Damon Albarn! I figured I'll say it since it's already leaked in press!"

'Key To The Kuffs' is due out in the near future via Lex Records. You can hear the album's lead-off single 'Banished' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Damon Albarn is currently gearing up with his bandmates in Blur for their huge summer shows. The band announced an intimate tour last week, which will see them play four shows, beginning at Margate's Winter Gardens on August 1. They will then play two shows at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall on August 5 and 6, before finishing off at Plymouth's Pavilions on August 7.

The shows will act as a warm-up for the band's huge outdoor gig at London's Hyde Park on August 12. That show sees Blur topping a bill that also includes New Order and The Specials. The gig has been put on to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic games.

Along with playing at Hyde Park, Blur are also scheduled to headline Sweden's Way Out West festival in August.

Portishead are currently working on their fourth studio album and tour mainland Europe this summer.



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