New Blur album confirmed
2013-06-29 by i am mad i am savage i drink beer i inflict damage | 14 Comments

It's shaping up to be a busy year for Damon Albarn, frontman of legendary Britpop outfit Blur. The vocalist has been getting ready for the release of his debut opera Monkey: Journey To The West with Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz, as well as working on his new solo album. Talks of Gorillaz reuniting have been circulating, with Hewlett announcing that he and Albarn will return to the project "when the time's right". And now it's been confirmed that Blur have been working on a brand new full-length, their first since 2003's Think Tank.

Hewlett told Consequence Of Sound about Blur's recent activities:
"There’s also a five years gap between the albums because they take a long time to do and- and they’re very exhausting and when you’re finished you feel like you need to go do other stuff. So Damon’s touring with Blur- hes doing a world tour with Blur at the moment and then they’re working on a new album so there isn’t really time for him, and I’m doing other stuff as well. So I think it’s, um, we’ll come back to it when the time’s right. But also the music industry’s changed so much since we started doing Gorillaz. There’s no money in the industry so you know you get these amazing new bands, like the Stripes from Ireland, kind of fourteen years old, you know, the best rhythm blues guitarist you’ve ever seen. Age fourteen, make songs and film it in their bedroom. It doesn’t cost anything, and so Gorillaz is kind of expensive. It’s expensive to do because it’s animated. …(the interviewer mentions how they can’t age, they can reunite whenever)… So there’s plenty of time basically."

You can get the full scoop via Consequence Of Sound: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/06/jamie-hewlett-addresses-future-of-gorillaz-confirms-new-blur-album/

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SpeachImpediment
June 28th 2013

94 Comments


inb4 WOO HOO

beachdude42
June 28th 2013

127 Comments


WOO HOO

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DrHouseSchuldiner
June 28th 2013

5643 Comments


Nice

sideburndude
June 29th 2013

2782 Comments


pffft

GringoSuave89
June 29th 2013

1011 Comments


I want to be pumped, but the two singles they released were meh

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
June 29th 2013

3336 Comments


In some ways I'd like a new Gorillaz record first, because comeback albums are rarely great. Still, I have waited for a decade for new Blur, so I'm happy about this.

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ShadowRemains
June 29th 2013

20252 Comments


WHEN I FEEL HEAAVY METAAAL

Fluttertrank
June 29th 2013

17098 Comments


damnit you fuckers stole my WOO HOO!... ugh.

Sanders
June 29th 2013

2341 Comments


I'm gonna say it






I prefer Gorillaz

GringoSuave89
June 29th 2013

1011 Comments


As do I, but I love Parklife and self-titled.

KILL
June 29th 2013

70621 Comments


gorillaz s/t rapes any blur record yes

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henryChinaski
June 30th 2013

2685 Comments


Interesting

BigPleb
June 30th 2013

34211 Comments


This will suck haha.

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asaf
June 30th 2013

885 Comments


modern life is better than the fall, at least give us that much



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