Albarn announced that Blur will be recording new material. He made the announcement at the groups Hong Kong gig
Damon Albarn has announced Blur are to record new material

Damon Albarn confirms Blur are to record new material

Blur front-man Damon Albarn has suggested that the group may be about to record new material.

The announcement came while the band were performing at the Hong Kong’s “Asia World-Expo” last night (6th May 2013)…

“We were supposed to be playing in Japan next week,” the singer told the audience. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to go there, although we will go there at some point. So we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try to record another record, so we’re going to make one here in Hong Kong.”

It isn’t clear whether Albarn was referring to an album or single. However, one thing is for certain it will be the first new material from the band since 2012’s Olympics inspired “Under the Westway” and B-side “The Puritan”

The announcement has certainly come out of the blue as both Graham Coxon and Albarn have both denied there would be new material. When asked on Twitter whether Blur would be recording new tracks Coxon simply replied “No”
However, producer William Orbit recently told the NME that the band had been in the studio working on new material with him.

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