Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has revealed that he wants to perform a Scott Walker song when they appear at his MELTDOWN FESTIVAL at LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL on July 2.
Speaking in London magazine Time Out, he said: “I’d like to do a Scott song, but I don’t know if we could pull if off. We’ve tried our own blend of Scott-esque, but I don’t know whether we could actually do a Scott song.”
He continued: “It was really a shock and a thrill to be asked… we said yes immediately.”
The band are breaking an 18-month sabbatical to do the gig.
Coxon, who became a father when his daughter Pepper was born in March, explained: “I suppose we’re having a break because… there’s children to look after and we’re regrouping our little creative heads.” Damon Albarn‘s daughter Missy was born in October.
He did not rule out the possibility of new Blur material being performed at the show, saying: “I really don’t know… there’s always a chance. I’d like to do something a bit different but we’ll have to see how people are in their heads.”