Supergrass is back. A fantastic new album entitled Diamond Hoo Ha, a brand new home on Astralwerks, an extensive summer tour with Foo Fighters and a sixth studio album showcasing the youthful energy and witty musical stylings of these Britpop pioneers.
After a dozen years, Supergrass (Gaz Coombes-Vocals & Guitar, Mick Quinn-Bass & Vocals, Danny Goffey-Drums & Vocals, Rob Coombes-Keyboard) have rolled back home, and rolled back the years, while marching firmly into the future. "We wanted a record where you got all of Supergrass," says frontman Gaz. "The joy, the intensity, the darkness, the melodies. All of those have always been important to us and still are." Hence Diamond Hoo Ha (released June 10th); an energetic album bristling with hooks to hang your coat off and melodies to lose your shoes to.
Recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin and produced by Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave, PiL, Gang Of Four), Diamond Hoo Ha is the band at their exuberant best. What other British band is still able, with seemingly effortless ease to conjure up songs and videos that crackle with breezy enthusiasm, humor and inventiveness?
"Diamond Hoo Ha Man":
During the summer of 2007, with the album completed, Supergrass supported both Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay in the UK. Two very different invitations, both indicative of the regard in which Supergrass are held by the (slightly) younger generation. Of all the British rock bands who burst through in the mid-Nineties they're the only ones still alive, still forging ahead, still - musically speaking - Having It.
...definitely worth making a Hoo Ha over - NME
Twenty four carat stuff guaranteed - UNCUT
Supergrass July Tour Dates With Foo Fighters:
7/9 Seattle,WA Key Arena @ Seattle Center
7/10 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
7/12 Los Angeles, CA Avalon (Supergass only)
7/14 Morrison,CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
7/15 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
7/17 Oklahoma,City Ford Center
7/19 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena
7/20 St.Louis, MO Scottrade Center
7/22 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
7/23 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
7/25 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
7/26 Pittsburgh, PA Peterson Events Center @ Univ of Pittsburgh
7/29 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
7/30 New York, NY Webster Hall (Supergrass only)
Supergrass' sixth studio album Diamond Hoo Ha is out on Astralwerks, and you can still stream the entire album by going to their MySpace.