Don't mean to hit you with this surprise attack so late in the day, but former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes
is pumping on your stereo once again, courtesy of a brand new, debut solo album titledGaz Coombes Presents...Here Come The Bombs
. Anglophiles rejoice! Gaz's first tomahawk strike comes in the form of the supremely fuzzed out, vocal screecher "Simulator"; a song we're delighted to be premiering a music video for today.
Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes released his highly
anticipated debut solo album 'Gaz Coombes PresentsHere
Come The Bombs' digitally today in the United States via Hot
Fruit Recordings. This record represents a continuation of Gaz's
day-to-day life in music, and marks the reunion of Gaz and producer
Sam Williams, whom Coombes first worked with on the Supergrass
album 'I Should Coco'. Recorded between Coombes' home studio
and Williams' Temple Studio, both in Oxford, this record explores
the unexpected whilst maintaining the famous love of melody that
marked some of Supergrass' finest moments.
Our first introduction to Gaz's debut solo effort was the video
release of first single "Hot Fruit", which premiered last month.
"Hot Fruit" serves as a suitably left field calling card for the
album, with it's off-kilter time signature providing a powerful
statement of intent that offers fans a glimpse of the mi
progressive rock put forth by Gaz on this album.
'Here Come The Bombs' opens with the ethereally dreamy 'Bombs',
and from that first track this album reverberates with Coombes'
sonic experimentations. Standout tracks such as the exuberant
'Break The Silence' (which features pulsating grooves cut with
distorted guitars) and 'Fanfare' (which sees Coombes
experimenting with rhythmic, near spoken vocals) provide
something to catch the ear of a wide array of music fans.
The album's closing track 'Sleeping Giant' sends the record
off in a cinematic, sci-fi induced soundscape which Gaz's vocals
effortlessly float through.
You can currently stream 'Gaz Coombes PresentsHere Come
The Bombs' on AOL's Spinner.com. One spin of the record
is sure to make you a Gaz Coombes fan, whether you're an
avid Supergrass supporter or new to his work.