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June 25, 2012 - vblurpage.com:

Blur confirm the release of "Under The Westway" and
"The Puritan"

Live performance times

Over the last week, Blur have teased fans by uploading special images on Facebook and Twitter related to their new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan".

Today, the band have finally confirmed that these tracks will be released as a digital download on Monday, July 2. A limited edition 7" single will follow a month later, on August 6. The artwork for the single is apparently still not finished.

On the release day, Blur will perform the songs live from a secret rooftop location in London. The performance will be video streamed live on Blur's Twitter page at 6:15pm BST ("Under The Westway") and 7:15pm ("The Puritan"). Between the songs, the band will answer the fans' questions which can be sent to @blurofficial. After the session, the studio versions of the songs will become available to download.

Head to YouTube for exclusive comments from Alex about the new songs, upcoming live gigs and the future of Blur.

Update added July 12, 2012:

CD single announced

Thanks to fans' requests [link down], the single is also getting a CD release on August 6. The CD is limited to 5,000 copies and will be sold only from Blur Store [link down]. The tracklisting contains three bonus tracks:

1. Under The Westway
2. Under The Westway (Acoustic)
3. Under The Westway (Instrumental)
4. The Puritan
5. The Puritan (Instrumental)

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