Dave Rowntree of Blur signed with an independent label for his debut album.
The drummer of the band ‘Parklife’ has signed a deal with Cooking Vinyl for his debut solo album, which is due out in 2022.
The 57-year-old musician and songwriter said in a statement: âAs a child, I spent hours turning the dial on my radio, dreaming of escaping to all the places I heard exotic stations from.
âI tried to make an album like this – by adjusting the spectrum, stopping at every song telling a story about a turning point in my life, then turning the dial and moving on. I’m very happy to release the album on Cooking Vinyl next year.
Cooking Vinyl Managing Director Rob Collins said, âDave’s album blew me away and nothing was going to stop me releasing it. He’s a very talented drummer!
News of Dave’s album comes after Blur frontman Damon Albarn – who just released his second solo album, “The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows” – announced he was on the verge of start discussing a meeting with their group mates.
When asked if Blur was finished, he insisted, “Not at all.”
Damon, 53, continued, âI’m about to have a conversation with people about Blur and would love to sing all of these songs again. I miss the songs. I miss playing with Blur. “
In August, lead guitarist Graham Coxon insisted he would be ready to reunite with the band when the time came.
He said, âThat’s always been the thing with Blur – they do it when they really need to and not for some other reason. It doesn’t feel really authentic to get back together and do gigs for a bit of spondage. We need to focus on how we would work. “
The Britpop legends haven’t toured together since their 2015 tour in support of their comeback LP, “The Magic Whip”, although Damon reunited with Dave, Graham and bassist Alex James on his Africa show. Express to his hometown of Leytonstone in 2019.