And Alex James is holding a music festival in his country house…
Blur are making moves to return to the studio for the first time since 2003, a tweet by guitarist Graham Coxonhas revealed.
Coxon posted the following on Twitter on 3 February: "Now off to see the Blur boys and have coffee and maybe switch a tape recorder on!" When an NME editor asked for more details, Coxon replied, "Well… we are havin a meet up... might get a guitar out... y' know".
He later deleted the exchange.
The band has not recorded a new album since 2003’s Think Tank. They reunited to headline theGlastonbury Festivalin 2009 but a new studio album seemed unlikely, until now.
It’s been very busy in the Blur camp this week as Alex Jameshas announced he will hold a music and food festival on his Oxfordshire estate later this year.
The bassist embraced country life in 2007 when he moved to the Cotswolds and launched a cheese-making business, so the inaugural festival will merge his two loves.
KT Tunstall is set to headline the event at his farm at Chipping Norton from 9-12 September. “We'll throw open the farm gates for Harvest this September,” Alex announced. “My family are looking forward to a celebration of all our favourite things – food, the farm and music.”