GOLDEN GRAHAM!

The former Blur man plays new material at London show…

Graham Coxon showcased new material at Friday’s (February 18) final SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS show in London in front of a crowd that included The Others, The Futureheads and Kaiser Chiefs.

Appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, with support from The Departure, Tom Vek and Hard Fi, the former Blur

guitarist, visibly high on the emotions of being crowned Best Solo Artist at the previous night’s awards, unveiled new tracks ‘Gimme Some Loving’ and ‘I Can’t Think Of Your Skin (Cos It’s Doing Me In)’.

“I’m making a new album at the moment. It’s not finished but it will be out at the end of next week I reckon!” joked [a][/a]before covering post-punk band Mission to Burma’s ‘Fame and Fortune’.

Prior to playing hit single ‘Freakin’ Out’, he described the song as “a bloody itch rash” and apologised to anyone who might be” sick of hearing it”,

before closing the ShockWaves NME Awards Shows in fine style with a haunting 20 minute version of ‘Lake’.