By monicam | May 9th, 2012
Supergrass is the band that keep on giving. They’ve been around for almost 20 years now, so I suppose it shouldn’t be so much of a shock that frontman Gaz Coombes’ wanted to do something new and has gone solo after Supergrass decided to call it quits. Coombs has just released “Hot Fruit,” off his upcoming album Here Come the Bombs, which is due to be released at the end of this month.
Happily for all Supergrass fans, after being in the one band for almost 20 years, Coombes’ solo material has more than a tinge of that familiar Supergrass sound. Coombes has pushed a little bit further into electronic territory on his solo material though, and he’s gotten a bit fancy with the futuristic music video for the single. “Hot Fruit” isn’t quite Brit-pop and it’s not quite electro, floating somewhere on the spectrum near Kasabian.
I’m tentatively registering my excitement for the release of Here Come the Bombs. I’m an old fan of Supergrass so it’s sad to see the members going their separate ways, but at least “Hot Fruit” has given me the opportunity to look upon Gaz Coombes splendid sideburns for a while longer.