Damon Albarn has once again teased the possibility of a new Blur album arriving in the not-too-distant future after telling a Hong Kong crowd the band are planning to take advantage of some unexpected down time by visiting a recording studio in Japan this week.
Last year, Albarn all but dismissed the chances of a first LP emerging from the original Blur line-up since 1999 despite the release of the one-off double single ‘Under The Westway‘/’The Puritan‘ last summer to celebrate their performance at London’s Hyde Park in August 2012.
However, with the booking of numerous festival commitments since then resulting in a busy 2013 for Blur, Albarn has now made it clear brand new material could also play a part in their hectic year.
“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,” he told the Hong Kong crowd.
“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.”