News: Blur are definitely back

At last night’s BRIT Awards Coldplay happened to be the best British band and Adele went on to win both

Blur performing live in 2009

in the female and best record category then made yet another dumbass move. Among other things.

But what really might matter to us music nutheads is that Blur got the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ (at last) and the classic quartet with a little help from their friends performed 5 songs at the show. After some gossip that the band might be working with producer William Orbit on a new album and then Graham Coxon’s confirmation thereof made everyone hope for a triumphant comeback with new material. Then, for charity organization War Child, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon performed a short set and there they played a new song. (Video below.)

All this could be considered great news but what’s really reassuring is the faces of the members of the band during all the 5 songs that were played at the BRITs: it definitely looks like they enjoyed every minute of being on stage and playing such great songs.

And before I forget: Blur will be performing at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics after The Specials and New Order.

This one will be a good year.

The spot-on poster for the Olympics closing concert:

The performance at the BRITs:

The new song, ‘Under The Westway’:

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