Check out Blur’s Spotify App

To celebrate 21 years since the release of their debut album Leisure, Blur are launching their Spotify App. If you are a Blur fan use the App to hear new and exclusive content, create playlists, and listen to set lists from gigs throughout the band’s two decade history.

Here’s the full list of Blur’s Spotify App features:

  1. Bios – band bio and individual bios for band members Alex James, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree and Graham Coxon
  2. Featured Shows – a series of radio shows hosted by Gary Crowley, to be released over the next four weeks, taking a look at key milestones in the band’s career
  3. Discography – from Leisure to present day
  4. Playlists – a playlist generator tool, and a library of playlists created by other Blur fans
  5. Gigs – browse setlists from the best of Blur’s live gigs, and enjoy playlists of their favourite gigs since 1989, curated by the band themselves

Click here to add the app to Spotify today!

July Beats presented by @thursplay


Our friends at @thursplay have compiled this playlist for July.

July has been a great month for new music releases. A lot of bands have revealed their much anticipated new albums or singles and you can find some of them featured on this July Beats playlist.

British band Mystery Jets has a new album out called “Radlands” and in this playlist you can listen to their beautiful “Someone Purer” track found on their latest album.
Indie-rock London based, The Vaccines, also has a new release out: listen to “No Hope” and get your feet moving.

New Yorker based singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has released a new album called “What we saw from the cheap seats”. The song “All the rowboats” has stood out and it can be found on this playlist. Beautiful, isn´t it? She still got it! “Hips and Lips” by Brittish alternative rock band, Maximo Park, is a great and catchy track from their new album of same name.

Still on the new releases, check out “Take a Walk”, new single by Passion Pit and “Wrecking Ball” which is the new single by Norwegian band Casa Murilo; Bloc Party with “Octopus”, Band of Horses with “Knock Knock” and the very uptempo “Headphones” by Little Boots and “Always” by Summer Camp.

From their latest album “The Temper Trap”, listen to “Trembling Hands”, another extraordinary song by the Australians indie-rockers of The Temper Trap. A playful song by Serenades is also featured in this playlist. “Weapons” is one of the many great songs by this Swedish group formed by Shout Out Louds´ Adam Olenius and Laako´s Markus Krunegard.

New music from known names: Jack White with “Missing Pieces” and The Walkmen with “Nightingales”. MsMr introduce themselves with their single “Hurricane”, an easy-to-get-lost-into yet intriguing track. We sure are curious to hear more from MsMr, what about you?

What have you listened to the most during this month of July? Let us know by sharing your favorite beats with us on Twitter using the hashtag #thursplay.

Enjoy the playlist!