Graham Coxon opens up about Blur’s future plans

'There is a pressure for us to do more,' admits guitarist

Blur‘s Graham Coxon has admitted that there is a “pressure” for the band to work together again in the future.

Speaking to Music News, the guitarist said he and his bandmates were aware that their fans were eager to see the Britpop legends record new material, but insisted that they had no made concrete future plans.

“We’re all in a good place, we’re all getting on really well,” he said. “And that’s just great for now. It’s something that we have to seriously consider and bear in mind our legacy.”

He added:

There is a pressure for us to do more, but we can’t do it just because people want us to. We have to do it because it’s right.

Last month, Coxon’s bandmate Alex James insisted he “loves” being in the studio with Blur. His comments came shortly after producer William Orbit told NME that he had been working with the band on new material, but that progress was stalled when frontman Damon Albarn brought the sessions to an abrupt halt.

In April, Albarn denied he was finished with Blur after earlier suggesting that their huge Hyde Park reunion gig to coincide with the close of this summer’s Olympics in August would be their final show. 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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