Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall have formed a new duo called The WAEVE. There's not a lot to go on just yet, but here's the blurb that came with the announcement:
The coming together of two musicians, who through working together have formed a new, singular, sonic identity. Themes of oblivion and surrender are juxtaposed with suggestions of hopefulness and light.
Against a brutal global backdrop of impending apocalypse and despair, Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall strove to free themselves through the defiant, blind optimism of making music.
You can hear those heady, heavy concepts in the short piece of music The WAEVE have shared, a 39-second snipped of "Here comes The WAEVE" which sounds like '60s James Bond orchestration mixed with shoegaze. It's big and swooning and makes us anxious to hear more. Check that out below.
The WAEVE will make their live debut in London on May 4 at The Lexington. Hopefully we'll hear more from them soon, too.