The iconic Graham Coxon presents a collection of tracks that have acted as jumping off points for his latest solo album, A+E.
This week we welcome a true icon of British music into the MIX SERIES pantheon. A member of one of the most loved bands of the last twenty years and arguably one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Graham Coxon has also amassed an impressive body of solo work, including his upcoming release.
For his mix, Graham has brought together a collection of tracks that have acted as jumping off points for his latest album. Delving into the depths of post-punk and krautrock. The mix – like the album – crackles with lo-fi garage energy that mirrors Graham's previous solo work but also takes it into exciting new territory.
"I didn't want to get caught up in my usual struggle with trying to make things sound really posh, you know? I didn't want lovely '60s-sounding drums and valve amps" explains Graham. "I wanted the hue and saturation to be on full."
The influence of bands like The Monochrome Set, Can, and Swell Maps are clearly present in A+E and this mix offers a unique window into the mind of a truly innovative artist at the height of his powers.
A+E is released on 2nd of April. You can pre-order the album here, but also make sure you follow Graham on facebook and visit his website for more news.