Daily noise that works faster than any stimulant
22 August 2023
A month ago Britpop champs BLUR launched their 9th LP, titled The Ballad Of Darren.
Their first in 8 years, followed by a deluxe edition two weeks later, with a couple of new songs from those recording sessions.
And here’s another new track, titled STICKS AND STONES
that featured only on the Japanese edition of the LP (why?).
It’s very rare that a Blur song is not sung by Damon Albarn. Like it happened
on the 1999 hit Coffee And TV when guitarist Graham Coxon did the singing
(also vocalist on his solo records and recently with his new project The Waeve).
And Coxon does it again on this trippy pop nugget with a funky groove and schizo guitars. One of the best pieces of the LP that wasn’t on the LP (except in Japan) and yes, great vocals by Coxon.