NME has confirmed two important things for me just now.
"Blur are certainly going to rehearse and see if we're into it," quoth Damon Albarn.
He says that all of the band's members, including Graham Coxon, will be working together in the coming year. Albarn then sat down among the performers at a BBC Radio Theatre rendition of Monkey: Journey to the West in London.
Read the article, here.
Blur - London Loves (mp3)(buy)
Franz Ferdinand has released the cover art for their third album, Tonight, coming out January 26th.
I absolutely love it! A similar approach was taken for the image on the Ulysses single.
Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (mp3)(buy)
Paul Thomsom, Ferdinand drummer, told NME:
"We shot it just after midnight behind the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow. We wanted to get a Weegee vibe – that famous New York crime scene photographer from the '40s and '50s."
Read more, here, or pick up the latest issue of NME for a full interview with the band.