The Magic Whip is released on April 27

Blur have announced details of their first new album since 2003’s Think Tank.

The Magic Whip will be released on April 27.

The announcement was made via a live streamed press conference from a Chinese restaurant in London.

Blur, Magic Whip sleeve

Blur, Magic Whip sleeve

Initially conceived in Hong Kong during downtime following a cancelled show in Japan, the band spent five or six days laying down ideas, then enlisted regular producer Stephen Street to develop them.

The band will also headline this year’s British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on 20 June, the fourth time they have played the venue.

The tracklisting for The Magic Whip is:

‘Lonesome Street’
‘New World Towers’
‘Go Out’
‘Ice Cream Man’
‘Thought I Was A Spaceman’
‘I Broadcast’
‘My Terracotta Heart’
‘There Are Too Many Of Us’
‘Ghost Ship’
‘Pyongyang’
‘Ong Ong’
‘Mirrorball’