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The Blue Nile – News

*Edit: After posting I realised that in fact the radio interview is almost a year old. This perhaps emphasises my first paragraph!

It doesn’t come along very often and those who are devotees of the band have learned what is almost an eastern mystical mind discipline combining patience and scepticism.

However on Thursday’s* Today programme on BBC Radio 4 a new album and tour by The Blue Nile was rather vaguely announced.

The Blue Nile are probably the only band who would announce such a thing on Radio 4.

You can listen to the piece here although this facility will probably only be there for a few days.

At one stage Paul Buchanan says (when asked about the band’s university days and how they ended up in the music business)  “I don’t think we felt emotionally convinced about the lives that waited for us”

It wouldn’t I think be too unkind to speculate if PB has ever been emotionally convinced about anything.

That has probably been the source of his life’s work.

Now if you excuse me I’ve got some mystical eastern mind discipline to do.