GRAHAM COXON has announced details of a one-off LONDON performance – and delivered his damning verdict on new BLUR album ‘THINK TANK’.
The former Blur guitarist plays the Royal Festival Hall on April 18 as part of ‘Down The Dustpipe’, an event curated by former [/a] frontman [a]. He will play a solo set and also one with his full band.
The gig marks Coxon’s first major public performance since leaving Blur last year. Speaking in an interview with Teletext, Coxon described his former band’s new album ‘Think Tank as “underdeveloped and tech-y”, claiming he was “very glad” not to be in Blur after hearing it.
Asked about the band’s forthcoming London Astoria dates, as well as their new line-up, Coxon was similarly unenthusiastic. He admitted: “I’d like to see if it works. I’ll go if I don’t have anything I’d rather do instead.”
Coxon is only credited with co-writing one song on ‘Think Tank’, the closing track ‘Battery In Your Leg’. He quit the band last year after reportedly being uneasy with the band’s new direction and the appointment of Fatboy Slim as producer.