Damon Albarn, Alex Kapranos and Nick Zinner stream Oxfam Syria Appeal track ‘Latest Style’ online

Song is on sale at Independent Label Market in London today (July 13)

Blur‘s Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos and Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ guitarist Nick Zinner are streaming their special charity track in aid of Oxfam’s Syria Appeal online.

The trio also teamed up with Red Hot Chili Peppers man Flea to record the song ‘Latest Style’ for Fresh Touch, a musical and cultural exchange project spearheaded by XL records boss Richard Russell and producer Rodaidh McDonald. The track is currently streaming via the Guardian.

The project is one of 10 exclusive vinyl releases which will only be available at today’s Independent Label Market (July 13), a regular event where Britain’s independent record labels put on a market to sell records straight to music fans. All proceeds from the releases will go to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal, with other artists who have donated tracks to the one-off collection including Charli XCX and exclusive remixes from Liquid Liquid, Four Tet and Factory Floor.

Some 50 copies of each exclusive track will be sold at Old Spitalfields Market today. Each 12″ will be hand numbered and will feature an etching on the B-side. They will be sold for £10 each and will be limited to only one copy per customer. All proceeds will go to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal, which aims to provide shelter, food and water to those affected by the conflict in Syria. For more information about the appeal visit www.oxfam.org.uk/syria.

The list of special charity tracks is as follows:

Fresh Touch – ‘Latest Style’ (Angular Records)
Beth Orton – ‘Carmella (Four Tet remix)’ (Heavenly)
Tim Burgess – ‘The Doors Of Then (Factory Floor – Dominic Butler ‘Michael Cliffe House remix’)’ (O Genesis)
Django Django – ‘Love’s Dart (Liquid Liquid remix)’ (Because)
Loefah feat. Trigga – ‘Western (Did A Skank)’ (Swamp 81)
Planningtorock – ‘The One (Bolton remix)’ (Human Level)
The Wave Pictures – ‘Lisbon’ (Moshi Moshi)
Editors – ‘Ton Of Love (Acoustic Version)’ (Play It Again Sam)
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘No Fun’ (Fire)
J£zus Million feat. Charli XCX – ‘Illusions Of’ (Double Denim)

Independent Label Market will also host a live eBay auction in conjunction with Oxfam for a complete set of all 10 exclusive records.

In May of this year, Blur frontman Damon Albarn revealed that he is currently working on a solo album with Richard Russell, although he also hinted that a new Blur LP could still be in the pipeline.