Gaz Coombes - Matador

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Yellow Vinyl 2023 Reissue

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes releases his second solo album, Matador. The LP follows 2012's Here Come The Bombs. The album was recorded in Coombes' home studio as well as Courtyard Studios in Oxfordshire, with almost everything on the record played by Coombes himself. 'Matador' is an object lesson in letting Britpop mature gracefully, with Coombes operating a million miles away from the wry anthems that put Supergrass at the centre of a post-'Parklife' musical boom. The anthems are still here, rest assured; they're less obvious, but definitely no less compelling.

A sense of space permeates every second of Matador’s thirty-nine minutes. From the astral gorgeousness of ‘The Girl Who Fell To Earth’ to the dream-like cadences of ‘Oscillate’, it’s the sound of a songwriter melting musical boundaries like snow; merging elements of Neu!, Disney musicals, Swedish psychedelicists Goat, Gyorgy Ligeti and Eno in a glacial soundscape as ambitious as it is

Genre: Indie pop / Alt Pop 


1. Buffalo
2. 20/20
3. The English Ruse
4. The Girl Who Fell To Earth
5. Detroit
6. Needle’s Eye
7. Seven Walls
8. Oscillate
9. To The Wire
10. Is It On?
11. Matador