Graham Coxon appeared on a DVD documentary/tribute to Syd Barrett. After he appears talking about Syd Barrett he plays a track by the man and chose the track ‘Love You’. It is a very intimate performance; He is alone and an acoustic guitar. At one point he even coughs in the middle of the performance but continues, it just seems to work even though it sounds terrible. You can download the song and watch the performance below.
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Guitar virutoso Graham Coxon has announced that he will be sountracking a British film that will be coming out shortly but did not reveal what the title of the film was going to be be. He was somewhat secretive when he told the NME this bit of news. After he spoke of the sound of the soundtrack. This is what he told NME about the film:
It’s for a film coming out relatively soon, it’s a British sort of ‘freak thriller’, I suppose you could call it.
He referred to the sound of the sountrack as “Pink Floyd with fangs”. He then revealed that it will consists of 13-14 songs and will be 45 minutes long. Coxon added that he covered some nursery rhymes for the release:
They [film producers] gave me some themes to play with, famous old nursery rhymes and folk songs that I wanted to muck about with. I came up with 13 or 14 tracks, so about 45 minutes of music – it’s a weird, strange kind of album.
I guess any new Graham Coxon is great, maybe he could get the taste of his subpar last album out of everyone’s mouths. He is said to be working on a new album at the moment, which I hope is a proper album.
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Graham Coxon has announced some UK tour dates to support his new album “The Spinning Top“, the album will be released on May 11 with a single named ‘In the Morning’ on April 18 for Record Store Day. He has also revealed the album for his new album “The Spinning Top” that he drew himself. You can see the tour dates below.
Graham Coxon UK Tour Dates:
05/03 Norwich, UK – Arts Centre
05/04 Brighton, UK – Digital
05/06 Tunbridge Wells, UK – Forum
05/07 Hertford, UK – Marquee
05/08 York, UK – Fibbers
05/09 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
05/12 Cambridge, UK – Soul Tree
05/13 London, UK – Lexington
05/14 Bristol, UK – Thekla
05/15 Wolverhampton, UK – Civic
05/17 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
05/18 Newcastle, UK – Cluny
Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon performed at the NME Awards on Thursday and there has been a low quality video that isn’t available to be embedded floating around online. You can watch this high quality version that is much better with the full version of ‘This is A Low’ and they can be heard clearly. Damon Albarn played on the organ and Graham Coxon on an acoustic guitar. The band has already been confirmed to headline Glastonbury this year and to be announcing more intimate show before finally playing at their Hyde Park show. You can watch the video below and an interview after they played the track at the awards (at 2:37 in the interview it looks like Damon Albarn is playing with himself).
Damon Albarn & Graham Coxon – This Is A Low
For years there have been news going around that Blur may or may not get back together again. After Damon Albarn declared ‘Blur is over’, after they met for lunch the rumours were squashed again, now the band is reuniting with Graham Coxon and will be playing a showa in London’s Hyde Park on July 3, 2009. Rumours have already been going around that they will be headlining Glastonbury next year, and they may be playing Coachella. The tickets will be sold through Livenation and will be avaliable on December 12. Damo Albarn told the The NME: “It just felt it was right again, It somehow feels like there’s something for us to do again, we’re not completely useless or pointless, we’ve got a reason to exist. We’ll do something in London because that seems sensible, but we’re also playing in other parts of the country working up to there.” There has been a video of the band reuniting going around as soon as I can I will embed it.
Almost two years after the album released in the UK Ed Harcourt will be releasing his fourth album in the US. It will be released on Dovecote Records on June 3. The album features contributions from Graham Coxon, former Blur guitarist turned solo artist, and Ed’s wife Gita Harcourt. The album was only released now because he had been dropped by his former label which had released his previous three albums.
Filed under: Graham Coxon,Sufjan Stevens,The Foals,The Libertines,The Strokes,The White Stripes,Untitled Musical Project
I don’t know if I’m going to be watching the Grammy’s today. But I really want to see how the performance by Amy Winehouse is going to turn out. Maybe it’ll be bad and it could be like Britney Spears or it could be good. Anyway enjoy the songs.
Sufjan Stevens – In the Words of the Governor [zshare]
Graham Coxon – Fags & Failure [zshare]
The Strokes – Juicebox [zshare]
The Libertines – Skag & Bone Man [zshare]
Foals – Cassius [zshare]
Untitled Musical Project – I May Not Be Jimi Hendrix But At Least I’m Still Alive [zshare]