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Watch the new dance routine for Blur's "Lonesome Street"

02 April 2015, 10:21 | Written by Laurence Day

Blur have shot out their bizarre new dance routine for latest single "Lonesome Street".

Maybe we'll see it in action as the band headline the Isle Of Wight festival or Hyde Park this June?

The track features on Blur's first album in 16 years as a quartet, The Magic Whip, which finally sees release this month.

Senior Editor Thomas Hannan has recently provided a Track-by-Track guide to the new record, which you can read in full here. On the subject of LP opener "Lonesome Street", he said:

"The first thing you hear on Blur’s first album with Graham Coxon back in the fold since 13 is… his guitar! For someone who would have been quite happy for the new record just to have been a re-recording of Think Tank, but this time with Graham on it (and “Crazy Beat” not on it), this warms the heart more than I am able to divulge. Although Coxon’s role in the gestation of this LP – he worked on it in secret with producer Stephen Street, largely away from the rest of the band – might’ve suggested it was going to be full of atonal drones and angular guitar skronks, “Lonesome Street” is an early indication that this is far from the case. A song that could have easily fit on either Parklife or The Great Escape, it’s the sound of the quartet back behind the wheel rather than reinventing it. In so much as there is such a thing, it’s classic Blur; that signature Coxon trick of having a simple riff made out of strange chords and Damon’s shout outs to provincial English towns and modes of transport (““The 5:14 to East Grinstead” is about to get a lot busier) have it coming across like a first-person narrated “Tracy Jacks”."

The Magic Whip is out via Polydor on 27 April.

Watch the video for "Lonesome Street" below.

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