Music Gear News
Blur to stage full comeback?
Blur may be on the brink of a full scale comeback.
The band have recorded a special track for a limited release on Record Store Day - which is designed to support the ailing state of independent music retailers in the UK - and the head of their record company is hopeful it will spur them to make a full comeback.
Miles Leonard, president of Parlophone Records, said the new track, the title of which hasn't been revealed, is one of the best the group - made up of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree - have ever recorded.
He said to radio station BBC 6Music: "It's an absolutely wonderful summer tune. I think it encapsulates all the sum of the parts of that band.
"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."
Miles also described the track by the band - which Graham left in 2002 and went on hiatus in 2005, but briefly came together last year for a number of huge summer shows - saying it is "very special".
He added: "Graham's guitar lines just sound so simplistic and easy, and Alex's bass lines just drift through the track, very groove-based. And Damon's lyrics are as poignant as they've ever been.
"There's personal comment and social comment within the song - this is something very special."
The group parted ways after last summer to pursue other projects, with Damon working on a new album with his Gorillaz project, which was released last month; Graham also pursuing a solo career; Alex continuing as a cheese farmer and Dave his career in politics.
1,000 copies of the song will be released in independent record shops up and down the country on seven inch vinyl on April 17.Posted on 13 Apr 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio
The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Recent Music News
With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.
The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.
Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.
Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!
A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.