Artist biog

Gaz Coombes

A sense of spacepermeates every second of Matador’s thirty-nine minutes. From the astralgorgeousness of ‘The Girl Who Fell To Earth’ to the dream-like cadences of‘Oscillate’, it’s the sound of a songwriter melting musical boundaries likesnow; merging elements of Neu!, Disney musicals, Swedish psychedelicists Goat,Gyorgy Ligeti and Eno in a glacial soundscape as ambitious as it is beautiful. Theresult is an album in the classic sense. Matador is the sound of one ofBritain’s greatest songwriters facing the future with a flourish.”


Gaz Coombes’ second solo album – Matador - is due for release on January 26th2015. The self-produced follow up to 2012’s HereCome The Bombs was recorded in Gaz’s home studio and Courtyard Studios inOxfordshire. Everything on the record was played by Gaz (except drums on fourtracks by Loz Colbert, synths on ‘Buffalo’ by Charly Coombes; backing vocalsacross the record come from Beverlei Brown and Faith Simpson). The albumfeatures the singles ‘Buffalo’ and ’20/20’. 

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