Graham Coxon on Blur's future recording plans: 'There's no point in forcing it'

Guitarist says 'The less pressure we're under to do anything, the better we are'

Graham Coxon on Blur's future recording plans: 'There's no point in forcing it'

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Blur's Graham Coxon has spoken about the band's future and has said that after they play Hyde Park on Sunday (August 12) they have no definite plans.

The band headline the huge outdoor show on Sunday with support from New Order, The Specials and Bombay Bicycle Club, but Coxon has said that after that there is nothing on the horizon for the quartet.

Speaking to Shortlist, the guitarist said that the relationship he had with the other members of Blur was "very relaxed", but only because they have no real commitments.

He said of this: "Blur are like my extended family, We have ups and downs, much like brothers do, but it’s great that we have that connection and we’re always there for each other. Our relationship seems to be more relaxed these days. The less pressure we’re under to do anything, the better we are."

Coxon also said the band' recent singles 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan' were the last thing they had, and there was nothing now left to release after now their exhaustive boxset '21' had come out.

Asked if Blur had anymore unreleased tracks to come out, Coxon said: "No, that’s it really. Sorry, but there just aren’t any more. My only hope is that we carry on doing what we really want to do. That’s it. I don’t think we like having things pencilled in too much or feeling pressured into anything. That’s our relationship now. We record when we want to see each other and try something. There’s no point in forcing it if it doesn’t feel good."

You can read a full preview of Blur's Hyde Park shows and a full interview with Alex James in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Graham Coxon - 'Blur's Shows Will Be Big'

Blur Merchandise
More News
The Decemberists tease new single 'Make Me Better' - listen
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan at tiny gig
Dizzee Rascal shares gory Halloween video for 'Couple Of Stacks'
U2's Bono calls 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' by Future Islands "a miracle"
Arcade Fire release short horror film with James Murphy, Fleet Foxes and the National - watch
Damon Albarn swims with sharks in radio documentary
Bob Dylan's new album 'Shadows In The Night' to be released in 2015
Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder: 'Liam Gallagher should get himself a TV chat show'
John Lydon: 'Never Mind The Bollocks' is an underrated record
Honeyblood open up about drummer's recent departure
Kate Tempest: In the UK 'voting does nothing to change the system'
Billy Corgan rules out playing 20th anniversary gigs for 'Mellon Collie And The Infinite...
The Libertines' Gary Powell to perform with pop newcomer Iris Gold at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Gengahr announce last-minute London gig
Peta criticises One Direction for featuring chimp in new 'Steal My Girl' video
Kasabian cover the 'Ghostbusters' theme – listen
Jamie T kicks off first tour in four years with rowdy Bristol gig
Girls star Lena Dunham says Taylor Swift 'sings my story'
Flying Lotus releases twisted 'Ready Err Not' video – watch
'Blurred Lines' copyright dispute will go to trial in 2015, judge rules
Ibiza Rocks organisers announce new festival in Croatia
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' named Spotify's most popular Halloween song

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM