Are Blur Set To Announce A New Album Today?

Get ready for this – a new Blur album is almost certainly being announced today (February 19), probably titled ‘Magic Whip’. The above image was teased in The Sun this morning, who claimed it’s the sleeve to a new album from a “massive band, more than a decade after their last full studio release.” They also added their last album was released in the Chinese Year of the Goat – that’s 2003, the year the band unleashed ‘Think Tank’ on the world. There’s been tonnes of speculation online, but we’ve had confirmation the text on the sleeve translates roughly in Mandarin to “blur magic whip”. Given a) we didn’t mention to the translator we suspected this to be a new Blur album and b) the band were recording in Hong Kong the last time we caught up with Damon Albarn, it seems likely…

Stay tuned to NME.com where we’ll have all the news as it comes in.

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