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Gaz Coombes of Supergrass Announces New Zealand Show

Gaz Coombes of Supergrass Announces New Zealand Show

Monday 28th May, 2018 1:59PM

Former frontman of hyper-catchy Britpop band Supergrass, Gaz Coombes has been ploughing his own creative furrow as a solo artist since that group parted ways in 2010. The sideburned singer now has three studio albums under his own name including just released long-player World's Strongest Man, and is heading our way for his first ever New Zealand solo show in at Auckland's Tuning Fork in September. World's Strongest Man was inspired by such source material as "Grayson Perry’s the Descent of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked masculinity, Neu! and hip hop," a rock-solid equation which has already foisted upon the world a sophisticated run of singles. Here's the details...

Gaz Coombes

Monday 17th September - Tuning Fork, Auckland

Presales available from 9:00am,Tuesday 29th May

Check out Coombes' motorik tune 'Deep Pockets' from World's Strongest Man...



Watch the stylish clip for Coombes' recent single 'Walk The Walk'...



Press release:

95bFM and The Tuning Fork are delighted to announce Brit-pop royalty, Gaz Coombes (Supergrass), will play one New Zealand show in September 2018. Gaz's first NZ solo show follows the release of his lauded new album 'World's Strongest Man'.

World’s Strongest Man is the magnificent third solo album by Gaz Coombes. Inspired variously by Grayson Perry’s the Descent of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked masculinity, Neu! and hip hop (and a whole lot more besides), it’s a truly remarkable collection of eleven deeply personal songs each set to expansive, addictive melody. From the deep soul purge of the title track’ to the coruscating Fripp-goes-motorik sprint of Deep Pockets via the gorgeous cyclonic ballad Slow Motion Life and Vanishing Act’s raw-as-hell stream of consciousness panic attack, World’s Strongest Man is a bold, ambitious, free-thinking, future-facing rock‘n’roll record.

World’s Strongest Man is the follow up to 2015’s Matador – a record pretty much conceived, recorded and mixed in the studio equivalent of solitary confinement. Following its release, Gaz evolved from ‘the former Supergrass frontman’ to hugely respected Mercury nominated solo artist in the space of just ten months. That album spawned five singles and was described by Q as “his masterpiece”. Like Matador, World’s Strongest Man was written, recorded and produced by Gaz Coombes at his home studio and at Oxford’s Courtyard Studios (with co-production from long time studio partner Ian Davenport in a working process Gaz compares to what it must be like “editing a novel”).

Links
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