July 2, 2012 20:18
NME readers react to Blur's two new tracks
Fans have their say on 'The Puritan' and 'Under The Westway'
Both songs, 'The Puritan' and 'Under The Westway', are now available to download. A limited edition double A-side 7-inch single will be released by Parlophone on August 6. Scroll down to listen to both tracks.
Blur previously teased fans by posting times and the names of the tracks on their Twitter page.
Read some of NME readers' reactions to the two new tracks below.
Blur will embark on an intimate UK tour this August. The band will 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, which 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. Blur are also scheduled to headline Sweden's Way Out West festival in August.
Blur will release a career-spanning boxset on July 30. Titled '21', the collection includes the band's seven studio albums as well as over five hours of previously unreleased material including 65 tracks, rarities, three DVDs, a collector’s edition book and special limited edition Seymour seven-inch vinyl.
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