Damon Albarn swims with sharks in radio documentary

'In Search of the Holy Tail' was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Damon Albarn swam with sharks in a recent radio documentary.

The Blur frontman and solo artist appeared on In Search of the Holy Tail on BBC Radio 4, which saw him joining presenter Marc Riley and filmmaker Ceri Levy to look for Sea Eagles and Basking Sharks near Mull. You can listen to the half hour show by clicking here.

During the programme Albarn composed a new piece of music which he performs in Fingal’s cave on the Isle of Staffa, “using the unique echoes of the waves in the cave as accompaniment”. Albarn and Riley then swim with Basking Sharks off the coast of Mull.

Meanwhile, Albarn recently told the Sydney Morning Herald that a new album by his side-project The Good, The Bad & The Queen is fully written, and that he is in the process of bringing Gorillaz back to life too.

Albarn’s band – which also features The Clash bassist Paul Simonon, The Verve guitarist Simon Tong and drummer Tony Allen – were last seen performing two gigs in London in November 2011. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2007.

Albarn recently told NME that Blur may never finish the album they began working on in 2013. He plays a one-off solo show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 15.