With Supergrass only having split last April, after playing together for an epic 17 years, frontman Gaz Coombes has wasted no time, as he revealed recently to Spinner that his solo album is almost half finished. Working in a studio in the basement of his home in Oxford, Gaz is “really chuffed,” with the results so far.
“It’s going well actually, I’ve got five or six completed and totally mixed, so half the album’s totally finished, and the other half is written and just in the process of recording bits and bobs and finished vocals. It’s sounding great,” he said.
Feeling the need to spring into action rather than take a break following on from the split of supergrass, saying he “just really wanted to make it.”
“I had a really productive couple of months, after the split. There’s a lot of songs that came from frustration, that feeling of ants in your pants, just a lot of energy blasted out.”
Speaking about the music itself Coombes hints, “It’s upbeat in many places, mixed with driving beats, in a cinematic, sort of psychedelic way. Will it scare Supergrass fans? I really don’t know.”
The album features Coombes playing all the instruments, in a show of Prince-like versatility, with production duties being handled by Sam Williams, the man at the desk for Supergrass’s first album I Should Coco.
He’s looking to release the album later this year and is currently talking to a variety of labels.