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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Gaz Coombes: ‘It felt good that life was speeding up’
As Supergrass return to festival stages, their frontman remembers his younger days, from the majesty of Spacemen 3 to love letters via mixtapes

As told to Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Our sound man had Kurt Cobain against the wall’: iconic Leeds gig pub ‘reopens’
Nirvana, Blur and Coldplay all played early shows at the Duchess of York. Twenty-one years after it closed, a new pop-up version calls attention to the plight of today’s small venues

Dave Simpson

14, Jul, 2021 @10:40 AM

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'I felt deeply apologetic': how one man's bucket-list trip put a community at risk of Covid-19
Jonathon Cartwright caught coronavirus on a whirlwind visit from Australia to London to see a band. He’s recovered – but still feels guilty

Gay Alcorn

21, Apr, 2020 @3:33 AM

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Supergrass: ‘We’ve always been about manic energy’
Britpop veterans Supergrass are back on the road – the Observer catches up with them in Amsterdam

Nosheen Iqbal

23, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Supergrass review – joyous return for one of the UK's greatest singles bands
In a tradition of melodic, wild, witty British guitar pop – with a dash of psych and glam – the returning Britpop favourites make your face ache from smiling

Malcolm Jack

21, Feb, 2020 @12:45 PM

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Festival No 6 review – au revoir to an eccentric, magical gem
The last Festival No 6 ‘for now’ has awkward cultural copyists, but is saved by Franz Ferdinand, The The and Anna Calvi

Mark Beaumont

10, Sep, 2018 @2:21 PM

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The 10 best teen pop singers
After 19-year-old Lorde’s Bowie tribute at the Brits, we look at other notable young performers

Jude Rogers

04, Mar, 2016 @12:05 PM

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Supergrass: how we made I Should Coco
Gaz Coombes: ‘Spielberg wanted us to do a TV series, but we wanted to make it through our music, not our sideburns’

Interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Nov, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Danny Goffey: soundtrack of my life
The Supergrass co-founder – now leading Vangoffey – on Dexys Midnight Runners, Inspiral Carpets and Pink Floyd

Interview by Alex Flood

31, May, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Gaz Coombes: ‘Britpop was overblown – there were only a few decent bands’
The former Supergrass man talks sideburns, stealing his daughter’s musical ideas and why he’s a secret cage fighter

Harriet Gibsone

04, Feb, 2015 @4:51 PM

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Gaz Coombes: Matador review
The former Supergrass singer puts his powerful pop voice to good use in this diverse, confessional album, writes Jon Dennis

Jon Dennis

22, Jan, 2015 @9:15 PM

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