Blur announce The Magic Whip, their first new album for 12 years

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The Magic Whip options the complete Blur lineup of Albarn, Coxon, Rowntree and James, and fans can rejoice with a June gig in London’s Hyde Park

Followers of Britpop pioneers Blur had cause to rejoice on 19 February, as the group announced details of their first album in 12 years, entitled The Magic Whip.

Describing the follow-up to 2003’s Assume Tank as a return to “the best way we recorded once we started,” Damon Albarn stated that the album was comparable in type to the music David Bowie made throughout his mid 70’s Berlin period.

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