The Update Archive - 2002

Wednesday 18 December 2002
The Tour
Isn't it always the way... you go away for a couple of weeks and important news starts creeping through. The first confirmed US tour dates are here, yes that's US TOUR DATES! February 2003 sees Supergrass visiting Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles. No doubt there will be more dates announced soon, along with a release date for the Life On Other Planets album. Look out for a full, post-holiday update of the site this weekend.

Thursday 28 November 2002
The Tabs
Another tab for the new album - Brecon Beacons from Kevin Burgess. Thanks again Kevin.

Wednesday 27 November 2002
The Online Music Awards
Supergrass were named as having the best Rock/Indie website in the annual Online Music Awards held at the BT Tower last night, an award they also won back in 2000. The awards were organised by BT Openworld to celebrate the best in the UKs interactive music industry and were judged by a specialist panel of industry experts. The other nominations in the category were Coldplay, Idlewild, Radiohead and U2.

Monday 18 November 2002
The Music
I'm sorry I can't reply to all the people e-mailing with the following questions individually, but there's just not enough time in the day. The questions regarding both the release of Life On Other Planets in the US, and a tour in North America, can both be answered with the same answer: I don't know for sure. The only news I have is that the album is pencilled in for release in Q1 2003, with the tour following shortly afterwards. However, I must stress that nothing at all has been confirmed yet, but I will have full details on the site as soon as I hear anything.

Thursday 07 November 2002
The Tabs
Another tab for you today, this time it's Seen The Light from Kevin Burgess. Thankyou very much.

Wednesday 06 November 2002
The Tabs
More Life On Other Planets tabs from the man, Neil Cullimore. Thanks again Neil!

Tuesday 05 November 2002
The Tour
Another day, another few tour dates. Supergrass will be headlining shows in Belgium, Italy and Spain in December.

Monday 04 November 2002
The Tour
Three UK dates have been announced for January 2003. Yes, Supergrass will be visiting Edinburgh, Manchester and London in the New Year, and you can visit GigsandTours.com right now to book your tickets!

Sunday 03 November 2002
The Tour
Five new dates have been added to this month's tour. The dates see Supergrass visiting Denmark, Norway and Sweden on their current world tour.
The Tabs
Neil Cullimore is back with a couple of new tabs, Never Done Nothing Like That Before and Grace, plus a correction to his Can't Get Up tab from the other day.
The Links
This section hasn't had much action for a while, but today I can announce that The Terrible Truth site is back online! All visitors are reminded of the need to pack their sense of humour before clicking the link.

Saturday 02 November 2002
The Press
A few new articles have been added here. Read live reviews from Dotmusic and NME, and a couple of features from the new X-Ray magazine, which are here and here.
The Band
An updated biography awaits all who enter this section!

Friday 01 November 2002
The Reader Reviews
Thanks today to Winona Pritchard who has sent in a review of Wednesday night's Shepherd's Bush Empire gig which ended the October UK tour and she has now also sent in her review of the Meltdown Festival which took place in June. Thanks also to all the people who sent in the setlist for the Shepherd's Bush show, any more reviews from you lot?
The Tabs
The first tab of the new album has arrived! It's Can't Get Up and has been sent in by Neil Cullimore. Thanks Neil.

Monday 28 October 2002
I've been a bit slack with updating recently, but today I've updated a whole load of things. Listed below are just a few of the things I've done...
The Tour
A few more setlists have made it onto the site, thanks to Alastair Ruffel, Andy McDonald and Matt Dix for helping out there.
The Reader Reviews
Alastair Ruffel was also kind enough to send in a review of the Belfast show, for which I am grateful. If you've been to one of the gigs recently feel free to send me a short review for the site.
The Music
And finally, a quick note regarding the US release of Life On Other Planets due to the number of e-mails I've been receiving which I haven't had the chance to reply to yet: Unfortunately a release date has not been set yet, although it is believed it may be February next year. As soon as I hear a confirmed date I'll send out a newsletter so, if you haven't already, subscribe now.

Sunday 20 October 2002
The Microsites
It's Microsite mania this weekend! Well, there's two anyway...

The first one, which is quite clearly the best, is the new L.O.O.P. Microsite which Mick has somehow managed to make in between touring and all the other promo stuff the band have been up to recently. You can listen to some demos of tracks from the new album, and... well, just go and have a look yourself, there's loads of cool stuff to play with!

The second microsite is from the BBC and is part of their updated Top Of The Pops 2 site. Amongst other things, you can sit and relive some of Supergrass's past TOTP performances.

Sunday 06 October 2002
The Reviews
Another review, this time from the All Music Guide which was sent in to me by Timothy Riel - thanks Timothy!

Saturday 05 October 2002
The Reviews
More reviews of Life On Other Planets have been collected for your reading pleasure. If you find any I don't have, please send them to me and I'll put them on the site, and give you a mention.

Friday 04 October 2002
The Press
I've added five new articles to this bulging section, including a review from Ireland's Hot Press magazine, and the NME's write-up of the recent meet-up at which some lucky visitors to this very site met up with Supergrass and shot some pool.

Wednesday 02 October 2002
The Music
Mick and Gaz will be joining Jonathan Ross on his Radio 2 show this Saturday between 10am and 1pm. And, as well as an interview, they will be performing a couple of acoustic songs.

Monday 30 September 2002
The Music
The new album, Life On Other Planets, is now available in the shop. Go spend that hard-earned money now!
The Tour
Three tour dates in Paris, France have been confirmed for November. More European dates are currently being planned - look out for details soon.

Friday 27 September 2002
The Music
It's Friday, so what better way to celebrate the end of the week than taking an early listen to the new album, Life On Other Planets. You can hear little 20-30 second clips of all 12 tracks from today, then go out and buy the album on Monday morning (Tuesday, if you're Canadian). Enjoy!
Order on-line at www.cd-wow.com - free shipping worldwide!

Thursday 26 September 2002
The Press
A few new press articles have been added, including a reader review of Life On Other Planets by Leo Hoek van Dijke.

Monday 23 September 2002
The Competition
The following people are confirmed winners of the Never Done Nothing Like That Before competition: Sam Sigholz (USA), Ben Horner (UK) and Sofie Pollentier (Belgium). Congratulations to all three of you!
The other two people have still to get in contact with me, so if you've got an e-mail waiting in your inbox from me, reply to it ASAP and claim your prize!
The Tour
Supergrass will be playing on Radio One's Lamacq Live show next Monday evening, and will be having a chat with Steve this Wednesday night.

Saturday 21 September 2002
The Competition
The lucky winners of the Never Done Nothing Like That Before competition have now been selected, and e-mails have been sent informing them of their luckiness. Therefore, if you haven't recevied an e-mail, unfortuanely you haven't won this time, but look out for more competitions soon. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Friday 20 September 2002
The Competition
Today is the last day for entries into the Never Done Nothing Like That Before competition, so make sure you've got your entry in!

Tuesday 17 September 2002
The Tour
You can win tickets for the Virgin Megastore instore on Friday, which I mentioned last Wednesday, on the xfm website. All you've got to do is answer a question, fill in your details and keep your fingers crossed. It's as simple as that. Good luck.

Monday 16 September 2002
The Music
Don't forget the new Supergrass single, Grace, is out today. And don't forget, if you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Supergrass's previous, and very limited edition, single Never Done Nothing Like That Before, just click back there and lookout for the pop-up! The competition closing date is this Friday, 20 September 2002.
The Lyrics
Looky here, it's a new look for the lyrics section, and it now includes all the tracks from the new single and forthcoming album. Go forth and enjoy.
The Reviews
Another review of Grace from xfm has been added, thanks to Matt Dix for sending me details.

Wednesday 11 September 2002
The Tour
If you didn't have any luck seeing Supergrass in either of the free things happening on Monday, he's another chance to see Supergrass free of charge! Supergrass will be performing in-store at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street in London at 8pm on 20 September 2002. And afterwards they will even have a sit down and sign copies of new single Grace which is cunningly released just a few days earlier.

Monday 09 September 2002
The Press
Three press releases, covering the album and single releases and the October tour have been added to the "Other Press" section for your reading pleasure.

Tuesday 03 September 2002
The Press
You want to see Supergrass for free? Click here then!

Saturday 31 August 2002
The Music
You can watch the Grace video clip at EMImission-online.com. Or simply click here to view it now!
The Press
I have finally got round to adding a number of press articles, including reviews of Grace, Life On Other Planets and some live dates.
The Tour
Supergrass will be playing at Radio 1's "One Big Sunday" which will be taking place in Leicester on 08 September 2002. Entry is free, but check out the Radio 1 website for details of how you can get up-front tickets to get you to the front of the crowd.

Saturday 24 August 2002
The Music
It's the weekend, so what better way to celebrate, than with a competition? It's been a long while since the last Strangeones competition, but I've got a little corker. How do you fancy winning a free copy of the hard-to-get Never Done Nothing Like That Before 7" single? You do? Well, I've got 5 up for grabs but.... you're going to have to find the secret competition entry form first! The link is on a hidden pop-up somewhere on the site... but I'm not telling you where. You'll have to get clicking (wink, wink) if you're going to find it. Good luck to you all!

Wednesday 21 August 2002
The Tour
Not really a tour date as such, but it's the nearest section I could find. Supergrass are recording an appearance for ITV1's CD:UK TV show on Saturday 14 September 2002 and you, yes YOU, could be in the audience. The following rules (not mine) apply:

1. You can get to Waterloo, London on 14 September 2002 (at approx 2pm)
2. You're aged between 16 and 30
3. You have valid photographic ID

If you can comply with the above, call 0207 240 2828 (or +44 207 240 2828 if you're outside the UK), ask to speak to either Sophie or Corrina and see if they have any tickets left.

Saturday 17 August 2002
The Press
The first reader reviews of 2002 are in, and thanks once again go to my good friend in Holland, Leo Hoek van Dijke. Read Leo's reviews of Never Done Nothing Like That Before and Grace.

If you live in Holland and want to hear more of Leo, tune your radio into RTV Gouwestad every Friday night from 7 to 8pm for his "Going Underground" show.

Tuesday 13 August 2002
The Tour
To support the album release at the end of September, Supergrass will be playing an 11 date UK tour beginning on 15 October 2002. Tickets go onsale tomorrow at noon and will be available from gigsandtours.com, Way Ahead (Tel: 0871 2200 260) & Stargreen (Tel: 0207 734 8932) or from the venues direct.

Friday 09 August 2002
The Goods
The new online store is now... well, online! Now you've got no reason to leave all that cash burning a hole in your pocket. Go spend.

Thursday 08 August 2002
The Music
Things are slowing starting to whir into action in preparation of the upcoming Supergrass releases. Check out full details of the forthcoming album in The Music, and in a few weeks time there'll even be some audio samples ready for you to hear!

Tuesday 30 July 2002
The Tour
A UK date has just been announced!! Supergrass will be playing the Electric Ballroom in London on 15 August 2002, yep 15 August which is just over two weeks away.
Tickets are going on sale tomorrow from 12noon (UK time) and are only available from the following places: gigsandtours.com, Way Ahead, Tel: 0871 2200 260 & Stargreen, Tel: 0207 734 8932. No info on the price yet, but I would guess around the 15 mark.

Thursday 20 June 2002
The Press
This month's (well it's actually the one with "July" on the cover) Q Magazine includes a little feature about the new album, currently due for release in September. Follow the link to go read it.

Wednesday 12 June 2002
The Music
Supergrass release a very limited-edition new single on 01 July 2002. The single will be a new song which Supergrass have been playing on their recent live shows called Never Done Nothing Like That Before and features Mick on lead vocals. The single will only be released on 7" vinyl, and is limited to... get this... 1,500 copies! So you're going to have to be quick if you want a copy. Good luck!
The Press
Here you'll find the article from NME giving you all the details of said single.

Monday 03 June 2002
The Press
I've finally added the 2002 section to The Press, and to start the ball rolling, I've added a little article from NME about last month's Essential Festival which Supergrass played at.

Tuesday 28 May 2002
The Tour
Another UK date! This time the lucky people of Brighton will be hosting the band known as Supergrass on June 27th.

Wednesday 22 May 2002
The Mail
I sent out the first Supergrass Newsletter in quite a while on Monday, so if you thought you were on the mailing list and you've not received one, then you're obviously not. There were a few e-mail addressed rejected because of spelling mistakes in them, so please remember to take care and make sure you spell your e-mail address correctly when filling in the form.
Click here if you want to join in the fun! I'm expecting lots of juicy info over the next couple of months, and you'll be among the first to find out if you're on the list!

Monday 20 May 2002
The Tour
The other Australian dates have been announced for July. If you live in or around Fremantle, Perth or Sydney, you're in luck, but hey, if you're not, why not travel right across Australia to see them. It'd be worth the trip. Tickets don't go on sale until 31 May 2002, but you can start queueing whenever you like.

Tuesday 07 May 2002
The Tour
A set list of the recent Essential Festival appearance has been added, many thanks to Paul Day for sending me it. If you didn't already know, click on the gig date to see the set list and see the titles of those new songs. Oh, and please remember, the titles may change before the new album is released.
The Music
The album is neeeeeearly done. There's just the final little bits to sort out, which hopefully means don't have too much longer to wait until we can go out and buy it.

Wednesday 01 May 2002
The Music
Just to let you know, so you don't all complain, the Windows Media samples are disappearing from The Music. But don't fear, because the Real Audio files will be staying exactly where they are. I haven't decided yet, but the Windows Media files might be back later...

Tuesday 30 April 2002
The Tour
It seems my information was wrong yesterday, the general public are welcome at the Queen's University gig in Belfast on 09 May 2002. Go buy those tickets from Virgin, or the usual ticket selling outlets, now!

Monday 29 April 2002
The Tour
Two more dates have been confirmed, but unfortunately they're for the students of the two universities involved only. But hey, that's life.

Oh, and all you Australians out there, keep an eye out for some news you might like. Supergrass wouldn't go all that way just to play one festival.... would they?

Friday 26 April 2002
The Tour
A few new tour dates have been added. Woo! Hopefully there are more to come soon.

Sunday 31 March 2002
The Press
A big pile of b-side reviews has arrived from Ross Thomas which I've cunningly added to the reader reviews section of The Press. Thanks Ross!

Saturday 30 March 2002
The Tour
Another gig date: 03 May 2002 at the Roadmender in Northampton. Tickets are available from the venue priced 12.00, or order online at wayahead.com for 13.50 (including booking fee).

Wednesday 20 March 2002
The Tour
Supergrass will be playing the V2002 festival in August. Tickets go on sale from 23 March 2002, you can buy online through the link back there.

Wednesday 06 March 2002
The Tour
The first confirmed tour date of 2002 has been announced! Supergrass will be appearing at the Essential Festival in Bristol on the 5th May.

Sunday 03 February 2002
The Site
Well, I'm finally putting in an appearance this year. My hibernation has been disturbed, so I thought I might start the site's spring clean early. Happy New Year!

The Links
This has been picked through, and all the dead links chucked out. Good bye!

The Music
And here I've straightened up a couple of things, and added the odd shiny new bit, but nothing too important. Thanks to Leo for the new scans he sent me.