Released: 21st May 2012
Label: Hot Fruit Recordings
Gaz Coombes has been around for years under the Supergrass name, a band that reinvigorated the UK Britpop scene with young enthusiasm and a firm stance in being pretty ‘out there’ with some of the sounds they were creating. As the matured, so did their sound and right up until the release of last album Diamond Hoo Ha, Supergrass has released an extortionate amount of rock hits that still received favourable mentions to this day.
So as Supergrass rests in peace, Gaz Coombes sets out to begin his solo career. Under the name Gaz Coombes Presents…, he has released debut Here Come The Bombs. It features a lot of catchy rhythms, especially in tracks such as Hot Fruit and Universal Cinema, which allow the album to flow in a really nice pace and tempo, and while there are a few too many vocal melodies involved, the instrumentations here are superb.
Here Come The Bombs is a nice varied album, ranging from the progressive, sexy songs to straight out rock tracks, to the soft acoustic numbers. It’s a nice album that can be played in the background as its fairly inoffensive material; however that’s not to say it has no redeeming qualities. It’s a great debut effort which is to be expected from a man who’s been around the music biz as much as Gaz Coombes.