Blur reveal plans for new material

Band have been 'jangling along' with each other

Blur reveal plans for new material
Blur have spoken about the possibility of writing new material - and have revealed that they have already been jamming original music with each other since reuniting.

The four-piece, who will be closing Glastonbury with a headline set on June 28, haven't written together the sessions for 2003's 'Think Tank', when Graham Coxon, who left the band during the recording, only contributed to one song - 'Battery In Your Leg'.

However, bassist Alex James has told BBC 6music that the band have been experimenting with fresh ideas in recent rehearsal sessions.

"Damon [Albarn, frontman] will be jangling along with some chords and I'll start banging along and you'll [Coxon] join," he said. "Our musical cup overflow-eth at the moment. It’s all good."

Coxon added that the band weren't attempting to play any complete new songs yet, despite the jam sessions.

"I think it's giving it time and doing justice to it really," he said. "We wouldn't want to just sling stuff together to play this summer [at gigs including shows in Manchester and London's Hyde Park]. It wouldn’t be right.

“We really don't want to put ourselves under any pressure. I think we want to have fun with these gigs and then we'll think about that really."

Blur played a surprise instore gig in London on Monday (June 15) after making their live comeback in Colchester on Saturday (June 13).

See next week's issue of NME, out June 24, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes report and interview from Blur's Colchester comeback.

Watch Blur rehearsing in their London studio in an exclusive video below:

Read More On This Artist

Blur Merchandise
More News
Boy George on cancelled Culture Club tour: 'Everything is on hold'
Dave Grohl performs acoustic version of Foo Fighters' 'Something From Nothing' -...
Joanna Gruesome win Welsh Music Prize with debut LP 'Weird Sister'
De La Soul joined by Chuck D on new song 'The People' - listen
Kurt Cobain documentary maker says film will receive UK theatrical release in spring 2015
Jimmy Page praises Royal Blood for 'taking the genre up a few serious notches'
Killer Mike says Run The Jewels spent most of their time 'high as a kite' while making...
Plans emerge that show closed London venue Madame Jojo’s was already due to be demolished
Sleaford Mods: ''Divide And Exit' changed our life course'
Robbie Williams to challenge Take That with surprise new solo album
Noel Gallagher says he gets recognised more for 'Gogglebox' appearance than music
Arctic Monkeys alert fans to 'fraudulent promotions' of fake 2015 gig
Roskilde announce Muse, St Vincent and more for 2015 festival
Twin Atlantic postpone gig at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
The Courteeners' Heaton Park gig sells out in under an hour
Bastille team up with Haim on new track 'Bite Down' – listen
Frank Ocean shares new song 'memrise' online – listen
The View announce UK tour, confirm fifth album sessions with Albert Hammond Jr.
Damon Albarn rumoured to be working on new Adele album
Noel Gallagher 'ends texts to Russell Brand with 'Parklife' jibe'
Jennifer Lawrence set to enter UK singles chart with 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part...
AC/DC reveal guitarist Malcolm Young already showed 'symptoms of dementia' in 2008

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM