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Fast Tracked: Gaz Coombes shows off ‘Deep Pockets’ on a night of ride-sharing

 

Whether he likes it or not, Gaz Coombes will never not be asked about a potential Supergrass reunion. But anyone who has been paying attention to the Oxford musician lately know he’s doing just fine as a solo artist, thank you very much, as he flexed his usually impressive songwriting acumen on 2015’s stellar LP Matador. Now he’s back with a new single called “Deep Pockets,” and the vibrant number is the lead offering of his latest solo LP, World’s Strongest Man. That’s due May 4 via Hot Fruit/Caroline International, and to celebrate, he’s back in the United States for a handful of coastal dates around a SXSW appearance. Since there’s no Boston date, we’ll fixate on the video, which finds Coombes trapped in a never-ending ride-sharing abyss. “I shot the ‘Deep Pockets’ video on a shoestring, mostly in LA at the end of 2017,” he says. “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 carpooling. I liked the idea of getting together with some fun, interesting people in a car at night, filming it all and just seeing what happened. It worked out well. They all did great.” The video was directed, filmed, and edited by Coombes himself; watch it below. Featured image by Steve Keros.

Gaz Coombes 2018 Live Dates:
January 31 – Leicester, UK – The Cookie SOLD OUT
February 28 – London, UK – ULU Live SOLD OUT
March 05 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right #
March 06 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge #
March 09 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater #
March 11 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall #
March 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo #
March 14 – Austin, TX – SXSW #
March 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW #
April 09 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher #
April 10 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu #
April 12 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown #
April 13 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie Botanique #
April 18 – Copenhagen, DK – Hotel Cecil #
April 19 – Oslo, NO – Blaa #
April 20 – Stockholm, SE – Brooklyn Bar #
May 17 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage
May 18 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club
May 19 – Leeds, UK – Church
May 21 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
May 22 – Bristol, UK – The Trinity Centre
May 23 – London, UK – Palladium
May 25 – Dublin, IE – The Academy
May 29 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
# = solo show