October 19, 2005 15:21

Blur EP due 'this year'

And they might be playing in your local pub too

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Blur could release a new EP this year, according to reports.

Last month singer Damon Albarn revealed that Blur will record the follow-up to ‘Think Tank’ without an additional guitarist, and hope to release a new album next year.

Now, he’s said that an “aggressively laid back” EP could be released in 2005.

He told XFM: “I think we’re gonna do an EP first, sometime by the end of this year. But you probably won’t know about it. It’ll just ‘come out’. It’ll be so, sort of, underplayed. It’ll come out but you won’t know it’s us as it’ll be so, well, not us. We’ve got the songs but we’re gonna record them in a few hours and just be very laid back about it. But not musically laid back. It’ll be aggressive. Aggressively laid back. It’s the total opposite of Gorillaz.”

He continued: “I can’t really make another Blur record that’s a big landscape sort of thing, due to my very basic guitar ability. I want to sing and play so it has to be three chords. I can only do three chords and not look at the guitar.”

Blur are also planning to play “a couple of pubs” around Christmas, according to the singer.

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