Damon Albarn teases fans

Blur are apparently meeting up regularly and have even recorded new material together.

Blur's re-union was as joyous as it was inevitable. The four musicians involved remained more or less on good terms, despite a lengthy split between singer Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon.

Culminating in those memorable shows at Hyde Park, Blur's re-union was followed by just one, solitary Record Store Day release. Since then, the Britpop band have been dormant as Damon Albarn focusses on a myriad of new projects.

Now the songwriter has revealed that Blur are meeting up regularly and have even recorded new material together. Speaking to the NME, Damon Albarn explained that he still gets an "amazing feeling" from playing with Blur and hinted at dates next year.

Continuing, the songwriter revealed that Blur entered the studio earlier this year. With the London riots placing the future of the Notting Hill Carnival in doubt, Blur decided to record a protest song of sorts.

A collaboration with poet Michael Horovitz, the spoken word piece was recorded on the spur of the moment this summer. "If they'd have cancelled the carnival – and thank God they didn't – maybe we'd have put it out. It had its moment: it was a perfect plea to reinstate the carnival. So it wasn't relevant – it was relevant for about 12 hours."

Sadly, Damon Albarn refused to be drawn on a potential release date for the Horovitz collaboration.

Meanwhile, Damon Albarn is focussing on two new projects. The singer helmed the DRC Music project with a physical pressing due this month, while The Good The Bad & The Queen are also playing live again.

As if that wasn't enough, Damon Albarn recently unveiled a brand new group. Featuring Tony Allen, Flea and more Rocketjuice & The Moon made their live debut at an Honest Jon's show last weekend.

New material is forthcoming.
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