- 24 Apr 18
The legendary guitarist discusses his brilliant soundtrack for Netflix’s latest cult smash, all-star live jams with Gorillaz, and his groundbreaking adventures with Blur.
Following in the footsteps of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has turned his hand to soundtrack work – and as with his equally illustrious contemporaries, the results are suitably stunning.
Based on a somewhat obscure graphic novel by Charles Furman, The End Of The F***ing World is a dark comedy-drama, focusing on English teenage tearaways James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), whose escape from personal turmoil and drab suburbia ends up – as the title suggests – as an apocalyptic road odyssey.
The performances from Lawther – familiar from his memorable turn in the Black Mirror episode ‘Shut Up And Dance’, a nihilistic masterwork that’s arguably show’s best outing – and Barden are magnificent, while Coxon’s restlessly eclectic score beautifully complements the gripping and wickedly funny action.