Blur to premiere second track from ‘The Magic Whip’ next week

A second song from new album will debut on BBC 6 Music on Monday (March 23)

Blur will debut a new song next week, ahead of their upcoming album release.

Blur are currently preparing to release their new album, ‘The Magic Whip’, on April 27. The band have already released lead single ‘Go Out’.

Now, as DIY report, the group will premiere another track from the LP on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music radio show on Monday (March 23).

Blur are set to play the album in full at an intimate London gig tomorrow (March 20).

The band will also headline British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on June 20. They have been announced as a headliner for this year’s Benicàssim festival too.

Blur last performed live in the UK at their last Hyde Park appearance in August 2012, a gig that coincided with the end of the London Olympics. Damon Albarn recently revealed that Blur will play gigs in Scotland and Wales prior to their Hyde Park date in London this June.

Speaking to NME, Albarn said: “We are going to do some gigs around the country prior to that, we’re going to play in Wales and Scotland. I’m really, really excited about playing the new record but at the same time we’ve got songs that we wouldn’t not want to play in a big field.”

‘The Magic Whip’ tracklisting is:

‘Lonesome Street’
‘New World Towers’
‘Go Out’
‘Ice Cream Man’
‘Thought I Was A Spaceman’
‘I Broadcast’
‘My Terracotta Heart’
‘There Are Too Many Of Us’
‘Ghost Ship’
‘Ong Ong’