In an exclusive interview
with Gigwise, the drummer said he and his bandmates had been
discussing ideas “a lot” over recent weeks.
But he said they had yet to
decide whether to record another one-off single like 2010’s
‘Fools Day’, or a full album.
“Who knows that it’s going
to end up like,” he said. “What I do know is that we don’t
want to commit ourselves to anything vast at the moment.
“We’re dipping our toes in
the water, which is why we did the ‘Fool’s Day’ single in the
way we did.”
Calls for Blur to release a
new studio album, which would be their first since 2003’s
‘Think Tank’, have intensified since guitarist Graham Coxon
rejoined the group for a series of gigs in 2009.
November, singer Damon
Albarn revealed that plans were in place to for the band to
enter the studio this month.
Rowntree said the group had
yet to record any music, but confirmed they were talking and
“trying to put something in place”.
“We’ve got all our mates
back and that’s the main thing. That’s the one thing we don’t
want to lose,” he said.
“So yes, this year I would
say something is definitely going to happen. Quite when, I
don’t know, and quite what I don’t know – but yes, we’re all
back together again and great mates."
Dave Rowntree is a
representative of the Featured Artists Coalition, a group with
over 1,500 artists and supporters who collectively campaign
for the protection of UK performers' and musicians' rights.
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