Album Reviews

Coxon and Dougall making Waeves with compelling debut album

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall’s collaborative effort has produced a collection of intriguingly textured songs incorporating a variety of styles

Rose Elinor Dougall and Graham Coxon: use of strings and brass adds real depth and shape to the pair’s shared love of storytelling. Picture: Steve Gullick

The Waeve, The Waeve (Transgressive)

It isn’t exactly what you might call a “supergroup”, but in indie music terms The Waeve are a big deal: Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and former Pipettes songwriter and singer Rose Elinor Dougall announced their creative (and subsequently their personal) partnership in 2022 with the track Something Pretty. As anyone who has lent an ear to both Coxon’s solo work and Dougall’s celebrated collaborative nous will know, that song was ...