Norman Cook confirms he'll be working with the band - but they're not intending to 'go dance'...

FATBOY SLIM has been talking about the forthcoming collaboration with BLUR and insisted that the band have no firm intention to go dance, NME.COM can reveal.

As previously announced on NME.COM, the DJ and producer had been approached by the band to help in the studio sometime in the coming months.

Blur approached me about working on their new album,” Fatboy said. “I agreed on the condition that if it doesn’t work out, we don’t use it. So we’re going to give it a try and see what happens. No ties.”

He added: “No, they’re not going to go dance! No more than they did when they worked with William Orbit . I think my role will be more like what I did with the Beautiful South, giving them help and advice on beats and breaks rather than giving them the big beat makeover.”

Damon Albarn had previously said that though Blur had written “ten or so” songs for the record, there was no intention to release an album in 2001.

“There will be a couple of singles this year. I wanna keep it fresh and fun. I don’t wanna make an album at the moment,” he said.