Damon Albarn has revealed that he almost started a new band with Richard Russell, who ended up producing his debut solo album Everyday Robots.
Albarn said: “We first sort of played around with the idea of starting another band, but I think we both realised that’s an exhausting process, starting again. I mean, it’s fun, but you know, coming up with a name and all of that stuff…”.
Russell eventually told the Blur/Gorillaz man that he wanted to produce a record for him instead. “At that point it occurred to me that that might be something that I should probably do, ‘cos i haven’t done it before.”