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Blur will ‘definitely” release new album
Blur will ”definitely” release another album.
The ‘Song 2’ group have reformed to appear at this year’s BRIT Awards – where they will receive a lifetime achievement trophy – and guitarist Graham Coxon is sure they will make an eighth album together.
He told the Daily Record newspaper: ”We haven’t planned the rehearsals yet, but there will definitely be another Blur album.
”We’re always going to meet up and want to play things. We do like recording. Eventually, even if things aren’t around the corner, Blur will do more recordings together.
”We all love each other and still like making music so that’s not a bad start.”
Graham originally left the band – which also features Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree – before their last album, ‘Think Tank’ in 2003, but rejoined when they got back together to play a series of shows and festivals in 2009.
Blur’s last success at the BRIT Awards came in 1995 when they took home four trophies, fuelling their then chart battle with rivals Oasis and making Graham feel uncomfortable, although this year he’s looking forward to the February 21 ceremony.
He added: ”It’s pretty nice to be getting the BRIT Award. I’ve been to the Brits only two or three times. I remember the one where Blur won a lot of BRITs and we were, unfortunately, next to the Oasis table.
”I was getting a lot of gyp from Liam Gallagher. It was all very worrying but it was an amazing night.
”I felt slightly guilty about winning them all. That’s just how I am. I should just have enjoyed it. But I was worried that people would think we were spoilt brats. This time, s*d it, I’m just going to lap it up I think.”
The BRIT Awards take place on February 21 at The O2 in London.