GAZ COOMBES - ‘MATADOR’
Nominated for the 2015 Mercury Prize
Gaz Coombes’ hugely acclaimed album Matador is one of twelve albums of the year in contention for the 2015 Mercury Prize. Gaz’s second solo album joins a list that includes Aphex Twin, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice and Roisin Murphy. A full list of nominees is available on the Mercury Prize website. This year’s Mercury Prize will be broadcast live on BBC4 on November 20th from the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House.
Gaz Coombes plays a series of previously announced solo shows across the UK & Ireland in November & December. Dates are:
11th Komedia, Bath
12th The Cookie, Leicester
13th The Venue, Derby
14th Independence Festival, Southampton
18th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
19th Mr Kyps, Poole
24th Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
3rd Roisin Dubh, Galway
4th Whelan’s, Dublin
5th Cyprus Avenue, Cork
9th Junction 1, Cambridge
10th Norwich Open, Norwich
14th Komedia, Brighton
A few words from the press on Matador:
“By the end, it feels like a journey through one man’s rawest and real emotions… that likeable Supergrass scamp is shedding his youthful skin to emerge as a serious & fascinating artist” Mojo 5*
“Matador’s sound textures are from a wide range of sources: gospel, a touch of Neu!… A trace of the Plastic Ono Band. Thrillingly on the edge of hysteria” The Guardian 4 *
“Inventive throughout” The Times
“Ambitious & affecting, Matador may well be Coombes’ finest work to date” Evening Standard 4*
“One of 2015’s best LPs” The Sun
“A collection of songs as ambitious as they are beautiful” The Independent 4*
“Faith in his creative vision has paid off” NME
“His masterpiece” Q 4*
Gaz Coombes announces 'The Girl Who Fell To Earth' - new single out 15th June
Tue 5 May 2015 @ 10:10
Gaz Coombes announces spring 2015 UK live shows & new single "Detroit"
Tue 24 Feb 2015 @ 14:05
Gaz Coombes announces new single - "20/20" is out 26th January 2015
Thu 4 Dec 2014 @ 16:54
Gaz Coombes set to play tiny gigs in Reading, Milton Keynes & London in Nov 2014
Mon 27 Oct 2014 @ 13:15
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