Gaz Coombes Announces U.S. Tour Dates, Shares Trippy New Video "Deep Pockets"

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Gaz Coombes Announces U.S. Tour Dates, Shares Trippy New Video "Deep Pockets"

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has unveiled a new video for “Deep Pockets” from his forthcoming LP.

“Deep Pockets” is taken from Coombes’ third solo album, World’s Strongest Man, out on May 4 via Hot Fruit/Caroline International. Coombes’ last album, Matador, was released in 2015 and was nominated for the U.K.’s prestigious Mercury Prize.

His new track continues his venture into modern, electronic pop/rock and it’s the combination of Coombes’ dedication to musical reinvention and shapeshifting, his strong sense of vocal melodies and his sharp guitar riffs that contribute to his long-standing relevancy. Coombes is a long way away from the kooky Britpop frontman who drove a bed in the iconic Supergrass video “Alright” in 1995, but his songwriting chops, charm and trademark sideburns remain.

The self-directed, filmed and edited clip features Coombes taking trippy Uber pool journeys from the back of a car in Los Angeles. Coombes says of the clip:

I shot the “Deep Pockets” video on a shoestring, mostly in LA at the end of 2017. The idea came from the lyrics & memories of weird night drives over the years—a never-ending car journey laced with paranoia, intermittent hallucinations and 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.

World’s Strongest Man is inspired by wide range of works and influences, such as Grayson Perry’s The Descent of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked toxic masculinity, hip-hop and more.

Watch the new video for “Deep Pockets” and check out Coombes’ upcoming tour dates below. Preorder World’s Strongest Man here.

Gaz Coombes Tour Dates:

January
31 – Leicester, U.K. @ The Cookie # (SOLD OUT)

February
28 – London, U.K. @ ULU Live $ (SOLD OUT)

March
05 – New York, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right #
06 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge #
09 – Seattle, Wash. @ Columbia City Theater #
11 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall #
13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo #
14 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW #
15 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW #

April
09 – Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher #
10 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu #
12 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown #
13 – Brussels, Belgium @ Orangerie Botanique #
18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil #
19 – Oslo, Norway @ Blaa #
20 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Brooklyn Bar #

May
17 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Garage $
18 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Arts Club $
19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Church $
21 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute 2 $
22 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Trinity Centre $
23 – London, U.K. @ Palladium $
25 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy $
29 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie $

(# = Solo show)
($ = Full band)