Guitarist clears up details of February meet-up

Graham Coxon has explained that Blur are likely to record new material this year.

Earlier this month the guitarist revealed that the London four-piece were reconvening and could “switch a tape recorder on”. Now he has told NME about the recording process.

Coxon explained that the meet-up was one of many the band regularly undertake and was not geared towards any specific new release.

“Every now and then we like to meet up and record a few things,” he said. “We just do stuff when we feel like it.”

He added that the band will “definitely” continue to meet up and play music together in this way, but fans shouldn’t hold out for new music being released.

“I suppose it might turn into an LP in six years or something,” he said. “Meeting up every now and then… maybe turning the tape recorder on and jamming around a few ideas.”

Coxon said that while he wasn’t planning new Blur releases quite yet, he had two solo albums in the pipeline.

He’s also releasing ‘Desire’, a collaboration song with Paloma Faith and The Coral‘s ex-guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, for shoe company Converse in April.

Get the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands or available digitally now, for the full interview with Coxon.