The Waeve is the coming together of two unique musical voices - Graham Coxon & Rose Elinor Dougall who've just come together to make a rather deep and magical record together as The Waeve.
Rose - started out in the Spector-eque girl group The Pipettes in the early millennium, has recorded since with Mark Ronson amongst others and her solo music, like on her most recent solo album A New Illusion, taps into a dreamy yet darkly tinged sound with elements like psychedelia, krautrock and folk in the mix. Graham is, what we call in England, somewhat of a national treasure. As guitarist from Blur, he’s been a major creative driving force behind some of the most iconic music of the last thirty years and like Thurston Moore or Jonny Marr, created a real alternative version of a guitar hero, one with vulnerability, angularity and curiosity in place of machismo and pomposity. They spoke with Paul about how they came together and made a dark, richly layered album, along the way becoming a couple and they reflect on the difficult subject of Englishness, their creative processes and more.
The Waeve’s debut LP is out Feb 5th on Transgressive
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Lost and Sound title music by E.S.O