Graham Coxon – ‘The Truth’ | New track & album news

If there’s been an artist over the years who never let me down, it would have to be Graham CoxonHis time with Blur is well noted but Coxon has been consistently knocking out quality solo records for the over a decade now.

Anyway, back to the here and now. Coxon has debuted a brand new track, ‘The Truth’, taken from his forthcoming new LP, A+E. It is certainly a lot different to his last effort, the acoustic driven The Spinning Top and most of his previous work in general. ‘The Truth’ is a sinister sounding one, revolving around an usual (for him) industrial synth beat with the chugging guitar giving off a dark shoe-gazey vibe. Different it may be but Coxon sounds in fine form and with A+E out on April 2nd, surely it’s time to get excited?

You can get ‘The Truth’ for the price of an email on his website or listen to it below. Also check out ‘Advice’, which debuted on Jools Holland’s BBC show in the latter part of last year.

Graham Coxon – The Truth 

Graham Coxon Covers The Kinks + New Song

Blur guitarist and solo artist, Graham Coxon, appeared on Jools Holland’s BBC Radio 2 show on Monday last.

Amongst all the other chat Coxon confirmed a new solo album has been completed, under the working title of Accident and Emergency/A&E. There is no release date yet but this is still great news.

He joined Jools and his Rhythm Section in a performance of The Kinks’ classic Dead End Street after kindly playing new track, ‘Advice’, on the show. The track is a typical Coxon rock out, it’s got me very excited about the new album.

Check out both tracks below.

Graham Coxon – Dead End Street (The Kinks Cover)

 Download: Graham Coxon – Advice (Live on Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2, 29/08/11)

Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith & Bill Ryder-Jones – Desire

Get this. Converse pulled together awesome trio of Graham Coxon (Blur), Bill Ryder-Jones (Formerly The Coral) and Paloma Faith to create ‘Desire’.

It does seem a bit random, a shoe company bringing together exclusive music collaborations but, it is the latest of a series which has previously seen collaborations from Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi & Best Coast, Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip and Hot City and Santigold, Pharrell and Julian Casablancas.

It doesn’t really matter about the who, what and why, this works so, so well. Ms. Faith’s soaring vocals are impeccable, especially against the backdrop of two of the most talented guitarists of their generation rockin’ out together. Thank you, Converse.

Watch the video or grab the track for keeps below.

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Download: Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith & Bill Ryder-Jones – Desire