Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has fanned the flames of a new album this year after using his Twitter account to reveal the four band members are due for a meeting which could lead to new material being recorded.
Writing on Twitter, Coxon spoke of how he is ‘now off to see the Blur boys and have coffee and maybe switch a tape recorder on!’ Later, after fans had pressed for more details he replied: “We are having a meet-up, might get a guitar out.”
Rumours of Blur’s successful reunion in 2009 leading to the first new album from the original line-up since 1999 have been ever growing, with frontman Damon Albarn telling Sky News late last year that they had talked about ‘doing something in January. Something small, no career-based world domination ideas.’
Blur’s 2009 reunion saw acclaimed performances from the group at various UK festivals that summer, culminating in the four-piece picking up the Best Headline Performance prize at the UK Festival Awards for their appearance at Glastonbury.
In April 2010, Blur also released a limited edition single, ‘Fool’s Day‘, as part of the UK’s Record Store Day initiative.