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Gaz Coombes: 'Solo LP is full of energy'

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Gaz Coombes has said that he cannot wait to release his debut solo album.

The ex-Supergrass frontman told DS that he had enjoyed working from his home studio on the record and had played many of the instruments himself.

Coombes said: "It's sounding great. I just can't wait to get it out there. After the split I had a surge of new songs that came through. I don't know if it was borne from frustration or whatever.

"I just started to get the ideas down. Finding new sounds, new ways of recording, not holding back. I just really wanted to make an expressive record that was spontaneous and fun and do it as quickly as I could.

"It's feeling great at the moment, I'm so happy with it, I really am. It's got loads of little touches on it, cinematic moments and it's full of energy."

Asked how much of the album had been recorded, Coombes added: "I'm over halfway - there are five completed tracks that are also mixed as well.

"A lot of the other half of the album is recorded but there's still some recording to do and some vocals. It should be finished by March, April time I reckon."

He confirmed that he had been working with Sam Williams - producer of Supergrass' debut I Should Coco and former frontman of The Animalhouse. Ex-Ride and Animalhouse drummer Loz Colbert also plays drums on one of Coombes's new tracks.

Coombes is currently starring in an advert for the Toyota Yaris.

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