Blur premiere new track ‘Ong Ong’ – listen

The song will feature on the band's upcoming LP 'The Magic Whip'

Blur have unveiled another new track from their first album in 12 years, with ‘Ong Ong’ now streaming online.

The recently reunited band release new album ‘The Magic Whip’ next week (April 27), their first full-length since 2003’s ‘Think Tank’ and their first to feature guitarist Graham Coxon throughout since 1999’s ’13’.

They have shared a number of songs from the record already, including ‘Lonesome Street’ as well as the album track ‘There Are Too Many Of Us’, ‘My Terracotta Heart’ and lead single ‘Go Out’.

Now listen to ‘Ong Ong’ below, premiered on drummer Dave Rowntree’s XFM show last night (April 19).

Blur will headline British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on June 20. They have also been announced as a headliner for this year’s Isle Of Wight festival and Benicàssim festival in Spain.

Damon Albarn recently hit out at what he calls pop music’s “selfie generation“. Speaking in the Sunday Times Culture magazine, Albarn criticised what he perceives as a lack of political engagement in modern music.

“Look at music now. Does it say anything?,” Albarn is quoted as saying. “Young artists talk about themselves, not what’s happening out there. It’s the selfie generation. They’re talking platitudes.” He added: “What are any of them saying? I don’t hear anything other than: ‘This is how I feel.’ Which is an important part of songwriting, but we’re talking in the context of the election – and they don’t have anything to do with it.”

Discussing the upcoming General Election, Albarn said his ideal government would be a “Green and Labour” coalition “with a serious move to reduce Trident and the armed forces”.