Blur Label Boss Calls For New Album
The head of BLUR's record label is urging the band to make a new album - after they successfully completed work on their first new song in seven years.
The band fell apart in 2002 after guitarist Graham Coxon left during the recording of their last album, Think Tank, which hit the charts in 2003.
They came together for a series of gigs last year (09) and the group recently went back into the studio to work on a new track, which will be issued as a limited edition for a campaign to save record stores.
And now Parlophone Records president Miles Leonard has gone public with his desire to get the band back in the studio to make a new record - insisting the rockers have proved they can still produce good music.
He tells BBC 6 Music, "They sound as competent and as strong as they've ever sounded before. I just hope that from hearing a song like this that the band feel there's more in them. We certainly do as a label and I'm sure when fans hear this they'll think the same."