Blur - Blur To Record New Album

0
0
Subscribe Blur

Blur will record a new album in 2011.

Although the Britpop group had previously played down rumours they would record an album after reforming for a number of shows in 2009, they have now scheduled recording sessions for January, and hope to release new material by the end of next year.

A source said of the band: "The lads will be getting in the studio early next year. There's no concrete plans regarding what they will do with the material, but if they're all agreed it could become the first full Blur album to feature all four members in over a decade."

The 'Song 2' group - frontman Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, drummer Dave Rowntree and bassist Alex James - have reportedly been considering the reunion for some time after they got together to record a limited edition single, 'Fool's Day' earlier this year, but Damon's world tour with his other band, Gorillaz, meant they had to be put on hold.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "When they went into the studio earlier this year everyone was pleased to discover that the old magic was still there.

"They would have liked to have done more, but Damon could not take part due to his commitments with Gorillaz. Now that he's finished touring he has more time on his hands."

Damon last week confirmed he will work on other projects in 2011, saying of Gorillaz: "I'm putting it back in a box for a while. Just putting it back on the shelf. I've got other stuff."


Contactmusic

Tags: Blur - Alex James - Commitments - Damon Albarn - Gorillaz - Graham Coxon - Hope

0
0
Subscribe Blur
Advertisement

More Blur

Russell Brand Responds To PARKLIFE Taunts By Releasing His Own Parody Video

“Verbal dexterity plus Estuary accent is what leads to parody of...'PARKLIFE'!” Yes today the inevitable has happened, Russell Brand has created his own ‘Parklife’ parody...

Blur Stage Mini Reunion at Latitude, Delight Audiences

The weather over the weekend may have been unpredictable, but there was one nice surprise in store for revellers at Latitude Festival when Damon Albarn...

Damon Albarn on Drug Abuse (Again): "I Found it Initially Very Agreeable"

Damon Albarn has already told us that heroin was a great source of creativity, for him anyway. And now he’s opened up on his days...

Is Pulp's 'Common People' Really The Best Britpop Anthem?

Pulp's Common People has been named the ultimate Britpop anthem by BBC6 Music listeners, beating the likes of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony and Oasis's Wonderwall....

Advertisement

Damon Albarn Took Heroin "Five Days On, Two Days Off"

Damon Albarn has spoken candidly of his heavy heroin usage during the "height of Britpop", saying he would regulate his intake to "five days and...

Damon Albarn Just Ruined Our Week, "Can't Foresee New Blur Album"

Damon Albarn, who is busy promoting his new album Everyday Robots, says he can't foresee a new Blur record in the near future. Rumours had...

Woo-Hoo! Blur Give Verdict On Ticket Barrier's Rendition Of 'Song 2' [Video]

Blur have joined the thousands of fans who are celebrating the fact that there's a London Underground ticket barrier that squeaks "Woo-Hoo!" every time it...

Damon Albarn Finally Going Solo With Upcoming Debut 'Everyday Robots'

Damon Albarn is finally set to go solo as he unveils his long-anticipated debut album Everyday Robots on April 28th 2014.Blur is still an ongoing...

Advertisement

Comments

Blur Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Blur

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All