Blur drummer Dave Rowntree will release a solo album in 2022.
The drummer has been an ever-present in the British group, while also pursuing his political interests as a Labour councillor.
Next year brings a new first for Dave Rowntree – his debut solo album will be released on Cooking Vinyl.
It follows a number of pieces commissioned for film and television, including work for the Bros documentary After The Screaming Stops, BBC series The Capture and Netflix’s The One.
In a statement launching the album, Dave Rowntree commented:
“As a kid I used to spend hours spinning the dial on my radio, dreaming of escape to all the places whose exotic stations I heard. I’ve tried to make an album like that – tuning through the spectrum, stopping at each song telling a story about a turning point in my life, then spinning the dial and moving on. I’m very excited to be releasing the album on Cooking Vinyl next year.”
It’s part of a wave of solo projects from his Blur comrades, with Damon Albarn releasing a solo album, Gorillaz continuing Song Machine, and Graham Coxon matching solo work against contributions to the new Duran Duran album.