NME - Graham hits
guitarist GRAHAM COXON
has hit back at comments that his new solo material bears a
resemblance to the work of his former band.
who releases ‘Bittersweet Bundle Of Misery' on
May 3, says the single sounds nothing like
1999 hit 'Coffee And TV'.
not at all a resemblance," he said. "Rhythmically it is, but
chordally it isn’t at all. Most songs are mostly made up of
major or minor chords and there’s a lot of major chords in this
like ‘Coffee And TV’ but the shapes of the
chords are completely different."
"I had an
awful lot to do with ‘Coffee And TV’. It was an
adopted child to me. I started off as an acoustic Damon
(Albarn) demo vocal, and I guess I took it the
way I thought it would benefit, to write the lyrics and sing it.
There will always be similarities between
and my stuff as I was responsible for quite a lot of the flavour
has been confirmed for this year's Reading and
Leeds festivals, and will embark on a UK and
Irish tour in support of his new album in May.
'Happiness In Magazines' is released on May 17.
world of aspirations," he explained to XFM.
"They’re all about great kitchens, great pots and pans, great
bottoms, great suits and great cars. Looking through those
magazines isn’t very good for my sense of reality. It makes my
reality look an awful lot more dull after seeing those things."
"I can’t afford
to mess about with my sense of what’s real and imaginary at the
moment," he continued. "I’m often tipping too far to the
imaginary, so sometimes I have to touch the trees and the roads
and go ‘I’m here’. Y’know?"