Alex James has revealed the members of Blur have not discussed going into the studio to record new material, saying they have not talked about “doing anything else whatsoever”. James has said that their plans went no further than the gigs they played this summer. “That was what we said we’d do and we did it and it was great. It hasn’t been mentioned the idea of doing anything else but hey, it was great,” he said. “I’ve spent the last week staring at a bonfire muttering to myself. I haven’t been able to contain the joy that it brought to all of us. It was very, very emotional. Everything we hoped it would be and more.”
The band reformed this summer to play their own gigs at London’s Hyde Park, as well as headlining the Glastonbury and T In The Park festivals and James said he feels their Glastonbury appearence was the greatest gig they’ve ever played. “The weather was perfect, the crowd were up for it, we were up for it and between us we smashed it to bits,” he said. “What was amazing was the band’s and the audiences’ connection. Best gig we’ve ever done. Amazing.”
Blur at Hyde Park this summer.
James’ comments have thrown more doubt on the future of the band after frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd at T In The Park that it was their ‘last gig’.