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10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven't posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren't that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

Gaz Coombes (Ex-Supergrass) Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Deep Pockets”

World's Strongest Man Due Out May 4 via Hot Fruit/Caroline International

Jan 11, 2018

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has announced a new solo album, World's Strongest Man, and shared its first single, "Deep Pockets." World's Strongest Man is due out May 4 via Hot Fruit/Caroline International. More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces 570 More Artists

Low, Ought, Gaz Coombes, Girl Ray, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Hinds, and More Added to the List

Jan 10, 2018

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, previously announced the first round of 2018 musical performers, as well as the second round. Now they have announced the third round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018 and it's a long list featuring 570 artists! More

Oct 16, 2015

Since 1992 the Mercury Prize has been awarded to the best British album of the year, meaning an album created by a citizen of the U.K. and Ireland. It's become one of the biggest honors a British musician can receive and can also boost an album's sales in the U.K., especially if it wins. Now this year's nominees have been announced. More

Jul 29, 2015

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes released a solo album, Matador, back in January. Now he has shared a reworked and extended version of the album's title track, now titled "Matador (Da Capo)," via its video.  More

Watch: Suede, Spiritualized, Super Furry Animals, and Other ‘90s British Bands at Glastonbury 2015

Plus: Belle and Sebastian, Paul Weller, and Supergrass' Gaz Coombes

Jun 29, 2015

At Glastonbury this past weekend, a lot of British bands who made their marks in the 1990s performed. The BBC has posted an impressive amount of videos from the festival and so we decided to collect those performances from '90s heroes, all of whom are still going strong today. More

Watch: Gaz Coombes - “Detroit” Video

Former Supergrass Frontman's New Solo Album, Matador, Is Out Now

Feb 25, 2015

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has just unveiled the music video for new single, "Detroit", which will be released on April 6, 2015. "Detroit" is off of Coombes's recent solo outing, Matador. More


Interviews

2017 Artist Survey: Gaz Coombes

The Former Supergrass Frontman on the "Me Too" Movement and Sexual Harassment, Richard Pryor, Donald Trump, and Not Being a Dick

Jan 12, 2018

For Under the Radar's 15th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2017 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More


Reviews

Matador

Matador

Hot Fruit

Jan 29, 2015

Since going solo, Gaz Coombes, erstwhile frontperson of Britpop's forgotten sons, Supergrass, has not tried to cling to his youth or to recreate his former group's pogo-ready effervescence. More