Popular cheese maker and occasional Blur bass player Alex James has said he doesn’t believe his former band would achieve a record deal if they had emerged into today’s music scene.
“I don’t think Blur would be signed if they were around today,” he told NME. “It’s a shame, but you can’t really be in an indie band these days. You can’t really be in Half Man Half Biscuit or Crispy Ambulance today, you can’t make any money.”
James also confirmed the four Blur bandmates would be meeting up over Christmas, and are likely to continue work on some new recordings, but again played down the chances of those sessions resulting in a full length album.
“We’re getting together for a Christmas drink next week which is nice,” he said. “We still see each other all the time, more since we were all living out of a suitcase. We’ll probably record again. Is there such a thing as an album? Does music have to come 12 tracks at a time?”
Blur reunited for a series of shows in the summer of 2009, which included a superb headline appearance at the Glastonbury festival.Just Published: