Gaz back with new album

Gaz Coombes
Gaz Coombes

John Murray on the return of Supergrass front man

Four years ago hit band Supergrass announced their split, played a couple of farewell gigs and that was that.

Their final album remains unfinished and unreleased and before you say ‘whatever happened to’ guitarist and vocalist Gaz Coombes continues to be active releasing Here Come The Bombs in 2012 and this week a new album appears called Matador (Hot Fruit).

A great little single from a couple of years ago called Buffalo opens the set while the energy and pace behind tracks like The English Ruse is unbounding.

A great songwriter certainly fulfilled on The Girl Who Fell To Earth and the multi tracking on Oscillate with all voices and instruments by the artist himself.

Gaz will tour all over Europe next month promoting the album and the only Scottish date is at the Pleasance Edinburgh on February 10.

Rowan Ross is a Glasgow singer songwriter with a talent for playing violin.

His second album Fireflight (Rowan Ross), brings together a collection of top Scottish musicians to guest giving a unique sound.

Heavy Rain is certainly memorable pop but with French horn backing and violin embellishments.

West coast guys know how to write about rain and this follows the great traditions of Blue Nile, the Silencers and Travis.

I digress, anyhow Rowan’s humorous Character Actor tells of the joys of being a supporting artist beside a lead actor to a full prog rock violin solo which while being quite together concurrently is all over the place.

Bringing their new album to Glasgow Oran Mor on February 16, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis release The Third (Sunday Best).

Produced enthusiastically by Mick Jones of The Clash who makes a cameo appearance on Feeling Of Wonder these three siblings are all writers and musicians.

Covering many styles they seem most at home with rockabilly beat as on Good Looking Woman but equally at home with the Ska brass and beat on Turkish Delight or clever catchy morbid pop of Baby Bye Bye.