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Gaz Coombes, former frontman of Supergrass, released his fourth solo album, Turn The Car Around in January, the final part of a trilogy that began with Coombes’ 2015 LP Matador and continued with 2018’s World’s Strongest Man.

Not one for trying to recapture the lightning-in-a-bottle Britpop majesty of Supergrass, Coombes’ work still positively throbs with the intoxicating spirit of the group, notably a favourite of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and still the record holders for best-selling debut album for record label Parlophone since Please Please Me by little-known scouse rockers The Beatles.

On his way back to Newcastle for a Boiler Shop show, the Oxford-born musician arrives with his pump truly primed with the strongest, most intoxicating music he has put together in near-two decades, with heartfelt pieces dedicated to his family sitting alongside gorgeous meanderings about lizards and murdered boxers.

Since the new album dropped, Coombes has received one warm welcome after another at a series of in-store gigs. Now in the midst of a headline UK, Ireland and European tour, Coombes has his hands full right through to the end of August when he delivers a final show in France at three-day rock music festival Rock en Seine.

Catch Gaz Coombes at Boiler Shop, Newcastle on Tuesday 18th April.


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