Damon Albarn has revealed that he is working on a solo album. Albarn, in an interview with BBC Radio 4, said that a new record will soon be released under his own name.

Albarn said: "This week we're micking around with the Russian synthesizers in a very loose mind of doing some kind of record under my name. I suppose you could call it a solo record, but I don't like that word. It sounds very lonely - solo. I don't really want to be solo in my life. But yeah, I'm making another record."

Albarn's Blur will make their return to the stage at London's Hyde Park on August 12th as part of the celebrations for the Olympics, although Albarn has branded the festivities as "too corporate" and instead said that they will be playing the show "for London".