Full Blur line-up to record in September?

Dave Rowntree offers a clue about the band's future

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has hinted that the band, including previously absent guitarist Graham Coxon, are to record together in September.

Rumours have been ciculating for a while that the original members of the group are to unite to work on their first record together since 1999’s ’13’. Coxon was sacked in 2002, and the rest of the band put out one record without him, 2003’s ‘Think Tank’.

Rowntree told NME: “There is a week in the diary in September. But it’s a very small thing – it could either be a seed or a full-stop.”

It is understood that the sticksman was referring to a week of studio time the band have booked as a four-piece, including Coxon. “I’m up for having a jam,” the guitarist had said to bassist Alex James, as James revealed in his recent book, ‘A Bit Of A Blur’.

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