Blur are reuniting with guitarist Graham Coxon next month (Oct07), five years after the guitarist left the band.
Coxon parted on bad terms with the group in 2002, while Blur were recording the album Think Tank.
Other bandmembers have since occupied themselves with solo projects, including frontman Damon Albarn's Gorillaz - but a reunion with Coxon has been rumoured.
Now bass player Alex James has confirmed he, Albarn, Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree are planning to record a new album in October.
He says, "It's going to happen soon. It's looking promising. It's important for us emotionally not to leave Blur as an unfinished thing. It could be good musically as well.
"I texted Graham this morning and got one back. I saw Damon (Albarn) about a month ago and I spoke to Dave yesterday. We're all talking."
He adds of his plans for the new album, "Good guitars would be good. But I mainly talk to Graham about mandolins and prog music."