Gaz Coombes to play Liverpool Arts Club as part of UK tour


Gaz Coombes colour portrait (c) Steve Keros (2018)(Gas Coombes – Photo credit: Steve Keros)

Gaz Coombes announces a Liverpool date on his upcoming UK tour in support of his third solo album, here’s Getintothis’ Howard Doupé with the details.

Ex-Supergrass frontman’s solo career continues to go from strength to strength with his third solo album, World’s Strongest Man released May 4 via Hot Fruit/Caroline International. The record is inspired “variously by Grayson Perry’s The Descent of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blondie, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked toxic masculinity, Neu! & hip-hop”.

The long player includes recent single Deep Pockets. Coombes recently released a self-directed, filmed and edited video for the single which sees him undertaking one of the trippiest Uber-pool journeys from the back of a cab in Los Angeles.

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Talking about the video, Coombes has this to say, “I shot the Deep Pockets video on a shoestring, mostly in LA at the end of 2017. The idea came from the lyrics & memories of weird night drives over the years – a never-ending car journey laced with paranoia, intermittent hallucinations & unexpected car pooling. I liked the idea of getting together with some fun, interesting people in a car at night, filming it all & just seeing what happened. It worked out well. They all did great.”

Deep Pockets follows on from 2015’s Mercury Prize nominated Matador and 2012’s Here Comes the Bombs. Already this year Coombes has returned to the live circuit last week with a solo performance in support of International Venue Week, plus a sold out show at London ULU takes place February 28.

  • Gaz Coombes plays Liverpool’s Arts Club on May 18. The rest of the tour dates are:

May 17 – The Garage, Glasgow
May 18 – Arts Club, Liverpool
May 19 – Church, Leeds
May 21 – O2 Institute2, Birmingham
May 22 – The Trinity Centre, Bristol
May 23 – Palladium, London
May 25 – The Academy, Dublin

Tickets are on sale now.