Damon Albarn: ‘I’m definitely up for more recordings with Blur’ – exclusive

Albarn and co up for more recordings, but tells NME.COM fans may have to wait

Damon Albarn has told NME.COM that Blur plan to record more one-off tracks in the near future.

The band recorded their first full song since 2003, ‘Fool’s Day’, for the recent Record Store Day celebrations.

Though stressing he is still very busy with Gorillaz, who have just announced a UK arena tour, Albarn explained that the four-piece would reconvene occasionally to record again.

“I’m definitely going to do a few more of those seven-inches,” he explained. “I love the no pressure aspect.”

With plans to work on another opera with Jamie Hewlett and Alan Moore, plus more Gorillaz releases, Albarn was keen to stress that fans may have to wait for more Blur songs, but they would come eventually.

“We can’t do it all the time,” he stressed. “So I don’t want anyone to think there’s an album coming soon, it’s not possible, but we’ve got songs!”

Get this week’s issue of NME for more from Albarn, including Gorillaz‘ plans for their arena tour.

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