Blur frontman Damon Albarn has announced that the Britpop legends are set to record in Hong Kong this week, sparking yet more talk of a new album from the band, their first in over a decade.
The 45-year-old singer gave away the news between songs on stage in Hong Kong, telling fans, “We were supposed to be playing in Japan next week, but 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 and record another record, so we’re going to make one here in Hong Kong.”
No confirmation as yet whether they’ll be pumping out a new album, although it seems unlikely considering the time frame. The band hasn’t released a full-length studio album since 2003’s Think Tank. More plausible is another non-album single, like last year’s double A side of Under the Westway and The Puritan, or 2010’s Fool’s Day.
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