August 5, 2012 10:08

Blur's Damon Albarn: 'We'd be interested in making a new album'

Frontman reveals the band want to record a movie soundtrack album

Blur's Damon Albarn: 'We'd be interested in making a new album'

Photo: Rachael Wright

Blur's Damon Albarn has revealed that the band would record a new album together, but only if it's for a film.

The frontman put the feelers out to film makers for a potential hook-up in an interview with The Sun, and declared that the band would be interested in making a soundtrack album.

While admitting that the band's forthcoming Olympic closing ceremony Hyde Park gig would be their "last gig in the country this year and probably for a long time", he said: "But that doesn't mean it's the end of Blur. If someone wanted us to do an album for a film I'd definitely be interested in something like that. So that's the offer."

This will come as good news for fans of the 'Parklife' band as recent interviews with members of the group have suggested that their Hyde Park gig may well be their last hurrah, and new tracks 'The Puritan' and 'Under The Westway' their last recordings.

However, bassist Alex James explained that since the band's formation and despite musical hiatuses, never has more than half a year gone by in which they haven't made music together. He revealed: "There's never been a period where more than six months have gone by and [we haven’t] stuck our heads in and had a bish-bash... It's just really, really good fun."

Blur are set to play a huge outdoor gig at London's Hyde Park on August 12, topping a bill that also includes New Order and The Specials. Although the gig has been put on to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic games, however, frontman Damon Albarn said it felt as if the sporting event was "drowning in commercialism". "I'm just anti the capitalism of it all," he said. "We're not doing the gig for the corporate side of the Olympics, we're doing it for the human beings."

Blur are currently on an intimate UK tour. The band made their comeback at Margate's Winter Gardens last week and played a sweaty, intimate London show at the 100 Club on Thursday (August 2). They will play Wolverhampton's Civic Hall tonight (August 5) and tomorrow, before heading to Plymouth's Pavilions on August 7.

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