Don’t look now, but Gaz Coombes has put together a nice little solo career. And he’s coming our way very soon.
The former Supergrass frontman took to late-night American television last night (erm, this morning?!?!), dropping by James Corden’s Late Late Show to perform “Deep Pockets,” complete with RIDE’s Loz Colbert on drums. The soulful track is the latest offering from Coombes exceptional May solo record, World’s Strongest Man, which follows similarly strong solo releases like 2015’s affirming Matador, and 2012’s crowd-pleasing Here Come the Bombs.
Even as Britpop has become hot press item of late, Coombes is out in these streets doing his own thing, distancing himself from the past, and World’s Strongest Man shows him flexing, a bit, as a songwriter. Last night’s performance was for the Late Late Show’s Stage 56 audience, and you can watch the clip below after you revisit our 2016 interview with the man.
And as for the bit about Coombes heading our way, we aren’t lying — he plays Boston’s City Winery on October 6. Full dates a few rows down.
Gaz Coombes’ North American tour:
September 23 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall [solo] September 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo [solo] September 26 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern [solo] September 27 – Detroit, MI – El Club [solo] September 29 – Montreal, Canada – Petit Campus (Pop Montreal Festival) [solo] September 30 – Toronto, Canada – Garrison [solo] October 2 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge [solo] October 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right [solo] October 4 – Washington, D.C. – City Winery
October 6 – Boston, MA – City Winery Boston