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Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon premiere new Blur song

Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon premiered Blur’s first new material in nearly two years at a charity gig last night.

The duo, who were appearing at the War Child’s pre-Brit Awards fundraiser at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, performed a piano-led song entitled ‘Under The Westway,’ during a brief set which also included ‘He Thought Of Cars’ (from 1995’s The Great Escape) and ‘Strange News From Another Star’ (from 1997’s self-titled LP).

After introducing the song, Albarn revealed that it was "written up the road from here a few weeks ago" before adding: “It's got a lot of words - for me anyway - but not as many as Ed Sheeran has,” in a reference to the flame-haired singer-songwriter, who headlined the show.

It’s the band’s first new song to be aired since 'Fool’s Day,' which was released as a limited edition vinyl/download on Record Store Day in 2010, and comes just two days before the four-piece are due to perform at the BRITs, where they will receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music award. 

 

 

 

Watch Albarn & Coxon's performance of 'Under The Westway' below: