Wednesday 22 November 2017

WATCH: Blur's Graham Coxon talks evolution of The Magic Whip and the early days in the band

Graham Coxon of Blur talks the evolution of The Magic Whip
Graham Coxon of Blur talks the evolution of The Magic Whip
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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon reveals all on the evolution of The Magic Whip, the band's first album as a four piece since 1999.

In conversation with producer and collaborator Stephen Street he charts its development from initial sessions in Hong Kong to the final record produced in London.

Coxon also gives an insight into the origins on the various songs on the album which releases in Ireland on April 24 as well as recounting stories from the early days of the band.

Also this week Blur performed on Late... With Jools Holland (repeated on Friday) for the first time in 15 years.  Scroll down for their performances of 'I Broadcast' and 'Ong Ong' from The Magic Whip.

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