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01/02/2015 : GAZ COOMBES - 20+/20

GAZ COOMBES

20+/20

MusicDigital
Indie

[70/100]   

Self-released
01/02/2015, Paul PLEDGER

After the demise of celebrated Brit-poppers Supergrass and their various incarnations and offshoots, figurehead Gaz Coombes continues to forge his solo career with a change of tack for his latest single. 20/20 is quite unlike anything Coombes has done before, not least because it isn't your typical student-rock - this is plaintive electronic pop in the vein of Thom Yorke circa mid'90s, if anything. Pulsating to begin with, before taking on a gospel vibe for the middle bit and finally lifting off with some glitchy drums and sad-face synths, 20/20 isn't classic single material but is a compelling piece of work nonetheless. He's underestimated, is Coombes. This is rather fine.

 

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
01/02/2015


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