Gaz Coombes: The Wolfman cometh

Gaz Coombes: The Wolfman cometh
Gaz Coombes: ‘I know Britpop shaped me and defined who I am’ Pic: Teri Pengilley

Gaz Coombes’s lupine looks convinced Steven Spielberg to offer him and his Supergrass bandmates a TV series in the mid-1990s. Two decades on, however, he’s a different musical animal, writes Nadine O’Regan

‘I don’t tend to listen to music when I’m writing and recording,” Gaz Coombes says thoughtfully. “I like to keep my head free for whatever may come along subconsciously.”

Curled up in a studio space in Dublin, Coombes, the former lead singer of Britpop stalwarts Supergrass, is describing how he approaches the art of making solo albums. Coombes has just released his third solo record, World’s Strongest Man, and has newly arrived to...

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