Graham Coxon Explains Blur Split
Coxon, being the first member to leave Blur in 2002 has spoken explicitly about the newly reformed band’s relationship, “I think we just recognised the feeling that we needed some time apart,” he explained to Reuters. “There were no rows etc., no throwing of distortion pedals at people. It was just like, it became apparent really.”
“We were so desperate to keep things going and we had this pressure to keep things going, to maintain the sort of success we had, that it drove us all mental I think. That was the problem.”
Blur have not yet started work on any new material, but are currently in rehearsals, recuperating their friendship, “Damon’s still a maniac, making us laugh,” Coxon explained.
“There’s all the little quirks of each other’s personalities that I didn’t even realise I’d missed really until I saw them all again and we started playing again. It’s nice to look over at Alex and he’s still doing the same sort of his hip swinging and hair swinging and being a groovy, groovy person.”
Coxon’s seventh album, ‘The Spinning Top’ is out this week.