The Good, The Bad And The Queen

Damon and Paul
photo by NME

The Official Blur mailing list announced today that Damon Albarn’s new project The Good, The Bad And The Queen, will perform their first gig at a BBC festival in October. TGTBTQ is a collaboration between Albarn (Blur & Gorillaz), bassist Paul Simonon of The Clash, and guitarist Simon Tong of The Verve.

Damon is already setting expectations high, according to the BBC:

It was “a story” rather than a band, said Albarn, adding he was “very, very proud” of the work, which will be performed on 26 October at the Roundhouse.

“It’s a very English record. It’s the first time I’ve really written about home since Parklife,” he said.

The sound of the composition was “very cosmopolitan” with “a lot of songs that have got historical stories to them”, Albarn added.

A single will be released this fall, but the album isn’t due until 2007, produced by Danger Mouse. Check out the official website for more info and a teaser video.

UPDATE: Scott at Stereogum posted with a YouTube link to the teaser video.

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