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Gaz Coombes

  • Gaz Coombes - Concorde 2, Brighton - Thursday 18th October 2018

    Gaz Coombes - Concorde 2, Brighton - Thursday 18th October 2018 “I lived in Brighton for ten years between ‘97 and ‘07. I still very much consider Brighton to be my home.” so said former Supergrass man Gaz Coombes when we interviewed him earlier this year about his brand new album, World’s Strongest Man. As such, he’s back down here playing a full band show at Concorde 2 after his excellent in-store at Resident Records.
  • Gaz Coombes set for Brighton return

    Gaz Coombes set for Brighton return Ex-Supergrass and former Brighton resident Gaz Coombes has announced a short tour of the UK this autumn, including a date in Brighton, 18th October, at Concorde 2. Coombes recently released his third solo album, World’s Strongest Man, to great acclaim. ‘Wounded Egos’ - the third track to be released - is online now. A video for the track has been made from footage shot on and around Gaz’s recent run of UK dates by a crack team of crew, mates, band members and managers.
  • Gaz Coombes – Interview 2018

    Gaz Coombes - Interview 2018 Gaz Coombes – Interview 2018 Gaz Coombes is one of those wonderful examples of a lead singer going solo and completely smashing it while moving away in a different direction. Since leaving seminal Britpop group Supergrass, he’s released three fantastic records, Here Come the Bombs, Matador,and brand-new album, World’s Strongest Man.We said that World’s Strongest Man was, “A continuing examination of ideas of masculine power, pride and ego” with, “Coombes laying bare his own frailties, in mind and body.” It’s a truly excellent record, and we sat down with Gaz Coombes to talk World’s Strongest Man,Frank Ocean,...
  • Gaz Coombes – World's Strongest Man

    Gaz Coombes - World's Strongest Man Gaz Coombes – World's Strongest Man Supergrass are but a distant memory, the adrenalin teenage rush of ‘Caught by the Fuzz’ a brilliant footnote in the history of Brit pop. However, Coombes is a musical survivor. We knew what a talent he was when he burst on the scene. His natural pop songwriting ability was there from a very early age (he wrote 'Caught By The Fuzz' as a young teenager), and since the demise of Supergrass, Coombes has been steadily building up a solo career. Stuttering at first with Here Come the Bombsin 2012, 2015's...
  • Gaz Coombes to 'Walk the Walk'

    Gaz Coombes to 'Walk the Walk' 'Walk the Walk' is the new single from ex-Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes. His new album World's Strongest Manis released on 4th May, and is the follow up to Matador, an album that climbed the best of year lists of many-a-publication back in 2015. Here, Coombes gets his krautrock on, for this sinewy mediation on the dangers created, as Gaz says, by the “Misguided, delusional men that are making the world worse for everyone else.” Coombes will be coming to Brighton, where he lived for many years, to play an in-store at Resident Records, 6th May. gazcoombes.com
  • Together The People Festival 2016

    Together The People Festival 2016 Together The People Festival 2016 Brighton and the surrounding area has been bedevilled by the lack of a successful music festival since Stanmer Park’s Essential Festival folded its wings back in the early 2000s. Beachdown, Meadowlands, Loop et al never made it far, and many others couldn't get past the planning stages, let alone the mountain of alcohol and caffeine-fueled 'let's-organise-a-festival' conversations in pubs and cafes. Expensive things these festivals; even the very best and most well-known have to keep an ultra tight rein on costs to balance the books. The mother of them all, Glastonbury, draws a relatively small profit each and every year, relying heavily on small wages and an army of volunteers to carry it through (although it still gives a sizeable donation to charitable...
  • Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1

    Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1. Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1 Here at Brightonsfinest HQ we are proud to announce the first in a series of vinyl compilation records we will be releasing through our newly established label wing Brightonsfinest Presents, showcasing all of the wonderful talent we come across on the site. Volume 1 is going to be a high quality (180gram) double-vinyl release with 21 tracks, exclusively for this year's Record Store Day (April 16th 2016) – an annual celebration of our fantastic independent record shops. As it is our first compilation we...
  • Gaz Coombes - The Old Market - 5th Feburary 2015

    Gaz Coombes - The Old Market - 5th Feburary 2015 Gaz Coombes - The Old Market - 5th Feburary 2015 There were plenty of pre-gig shenanigans it seems, as the former Brighton boy looked to get his many mates from the area in to the  show, an important homecoming event for him (he was based here for a few years back in the 2000s), as he laid it on the line with his new album, Matador.   With the venue bursting at the seems, and on the second gig of his UK tour, Coombes and his four band mates exclusively performed post-Supergrass material, and mainly from the Matador album, which has seen his stock rise once again, winning plaudits across the board, and easily displaying his continuing skill as a songwriter.
  • Gaz Coombes - Matador

    Gaz Coombes - Matador Gaz Coombes - Matador For someone responsible for the indie anthems Alright, Caught By The Fuzz, Sun Hits The Sky and Grace, to the casual listener Supergrass seemed to epitomise sunny youthful optimism. To such a degree, in fact, that Stephen Spielberg once invited the band to become a 90s version of the interminably wacky The Monkees. But, dig a little deeper, you'll find that Coombes and Supergrass weren't always that insatiably upbeat. For instance, one of the biggest hits, Moving, articulates feelings of desperation and desolation. There was always a lot more to the band than which immediately met the...
  • Gaz Coombes interview - 2015

    Gaz Coombes interview - 2015 Gaz Coombes - Interview 2015 Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn and Danny Coffey formed Supergrass in 1993 in Oxford, at the tail-end of the 'new wave of new wave' movement, and the beginning of Britpop, a golden age for British guitar music, as record decks were being dumped for electric guitars. Of course, Blur and Oasis were the heavyweight champs, the musical equivalents of Ali vs Frazier, slugging it out, somewhat half-seriously, before the eyes of the world. But not far behind were this highly energetic indie pop rock band, who released Caught By The Fuzz on a small independent before being snapped up...

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