Next month marks eight years since English alt-rock legends Supergrass called it quits after 17 years together. Now, after close to a decade away from our shores, the group’s frontman, Gaz Coombes, is set to make his return to Australia with his first-ever solo tour of the country in September.
Since Supergrass’ untimely demise, Coombes has been keeping himself busy as a solo artist, having released his debut album, Here Come the Bombs, in 2012, and releasing his latest album, World’s Strongest Man, earlier this month.
With his new record being inspired by “Grayson Perry’s The Descent Of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked masculinity, Neu! and hip-hop,” it’s easy to see that Coombes has been hard at work crafting a sound that’s a little bit removed from his previous group’s work, but still in line with the critical acclaim that he’s always received.
To celebrate the release of the new record, Gaz Coombes is set to touch down on Aussie soil later this year when he plays a three-date East Coast tour of the country. Hitting up Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, these gigs are set to be something special for fans of either Supergrass or Coombes’ solo work, with his gigs often turning into rather intimate affairs.
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Gaz Coombes Solo Tour 2018
Thursday, September 13th
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday, September 14th
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday, September 16th
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
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