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Aptly named not only for the sense of scratchy, frantic urgency that suffuses its 10 songs, A+E finds Graham continuing with his singular vision as a truly eclectic artist. Playing all the instruments and improvising in the studio, Coxon found himself preoccupied with lyrical themes around the effects of weekend hedonism in modern Britain, on which A+E shines an outsider’s light, albeit with a mordant, sharp wit. Coxon describes the album as, “Improvisations, experiments in beats, rhythms. A chance to uninhibitedly make some sort of perversely sad, danceable and funny and despondent songs.” Adding “I didn’t want to get caught up in my usual struggle with trying to make things sound really posh. I didn’t want lovely 60s-sounding drums and valves."
CD 1. Advice 2. City Hall 3. What'll It Take 4. Meet+Drink+Pollinate 5. The Truth 6. Seven Naked Valleys 7. Running For Your Life 8. Bah Singer 9. Knife In The Cast 10. Ohh, Yeh, Yeh
DVD 1. A+E track-by-track interview 2. A+E Short Film 3. A+E Photoshoot behind the scenes 4. Live from The Cockpit Leeds