Blur frontman Damon Albarn is exhausted and relieved after spending three months holed up in the studio recording the new Gorillaz album - because it was an intense experience.

Albarn was surprised by just how difficult making his animated side-project's second disc - DEMON DAYS, out in May (05) - turned out to be.

He says, "It takes a long time. We recorded most of it last year (04). And working on the video is intensive. It takes more than three months to get it done once you start."

And there's little rest ahead - after touring to promote Demon Days, Albarn returns to Blur.

He adds, "I'm going abroad to make more recordings, then we'll get back to working (on a new Blur album) after that."

20/03/2005 21:35