July 11, 2012 16:46

Blur's Graham Coxon to write songs for new Britpop-based film 'The Wanderers'

Ash's Tim Wheeler has also signed up to pen tracks for new flick

Blur's Graham Coxon to write songs for new Britpop-based film 'The Wanderers'

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Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has signed up to write songs for the soundtrack for a new film titled The Wanderers.

According to The Sun today (July 11), the film is a "non-conventional Britpop teen musical" and follows the fortunes of a young band from Essex, where Blur are originally from.

The film, which is set in 1996, will also feature songs written by Ash frontman Tim Wheeler, whose band also rose to the fore around that time.

Wheeler is currently putting together the score for Spike Island, the new film based on The Stone Roses' legendary gig on Merseyside in 1990. That is due for release later this year.

Blur will play a huge show next month in London's Hyde Park to mark the end of this summer's Olympics, topping a bill that also includes New Order, The Specials and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Click below to watch an NME video interview with Graham Coxon talking about the band's preparations for the show.

The band are due to warm up for the show with a short tour taking in dates in Margate, Wolverhampton and Plymouth, along with headlining Sweden's Way Out West in the same month.

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