Alex James: ‘Blur reunion may still happen’

Bassist revives hopes

Former Blur bassist Alex James has said that he would be “surprised” if the band never worked together at some point in the future.

James, singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree had been expected to reconvene in late 2007 to record new material, but despite meeting up as a foursome for a meeting the sessions never took place.

Rumours of a reunion have died down since, but today (May 21) James indicated that the possibility of a reunion is still not dead in the water.


The group have not released an album since 2003’s ‘Think Tank’, which was recorded mainly as a three-piece after Coxon departed a year earlier.

“We’re all pretty busy but I’d be surprised if it [a reunion] never happens,” he told BBC 6 Music. “But I would be terrified if it was happening on Monday.”

James was speaking at a photo exhibition on London‘s Trafalgar Square that is highlighting the environmental and social realities in Colombia of the cocaine trade.