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January 17, 2011 - Gigwise:

Blur Will 'Definitely' Do Something Together In 2011

Blur’s Dave Rowntree has said the band will “definitely” do something together again this year.

Blur at the No Distance Left To Run film premiere in London last year.

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.

In December 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.

MORE: Blur's Dave Rowntree On The Future Of The Music Industry.

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