Alex James on Blur Hong Kong Recording Sessions: 'It Went Very Well'

Brit pop act's bassist reveals details about new album making process.

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Blur bassist Alex James has revealed that the band's recent recording sessions in Hong Kong went "very well," NME reports.

During the Blur Hong Kong show this May, the band frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd that Blur were heading back into the studio. "So we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record," he said at the time.

Now James has given an update. "We had a few days off in Hong Kong and thought, 'What the hell, let's go to the studio.' It went very well.

"The opportunity came and we took it. Any chance to get together and make music is very welcome," he told BANG Showbiz. "It was absolutely brilliant. We were just jamming, but it was good. I hope it happens."

Blur premiered two new tracks, "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan," before last year's Hyde Park shows, and the band have hinted that more could follow, but, as producer William Orbit reported, Albarn stopped the album making process.

Blur will play their only show on the British Isles this year at Dublin's Irish Museum of Modern Art on August 1. The date marks Blur's first show in Ireland in four years. Bat for Lashes and the Strypes support.

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