The Press Article
THE RETURN OF SUPERGRASS
Supergrass release a new single, 'Pumping On Your Stereo', on May 24 through Parlophone.
The band have also announced UK dates at Leeds Town & Country Club (May 11), Glasgow Barrowlands (12) and London Shepherd's Bush Empire (13), as well as appearances at the two-legged V99 festival in Chelmsford (August 21) and Staffordshire (22). A full UK tour will be announced later in the year.
'Pumping On Your Stereo', a self-produced rocker said to be reminiscent of 'Rebel Rebel'-era Bowie, is taken from the band's as-yet-untitled third album, which is currently being finished at Sawmills Studio in Cornwall.
The single, their first since 'Late In The Day' from 1997's 'In It For The Money' album, features the lyrics: "Your love is like Mogadon" and "The wider the eyes, the bigger the lies". The video will feature monsters from the Jim Henson Creature Shop, creators of the Muppets and makers of Flat Eric.
The song is backed over the various formats by four brand-new tracks: 'Sick', 'You'll Never Walk Again', 'Lucky(No Fear)' and 'What A Shame'.
Supergrass will release another single - possible called 'Moving' - in the summer, along with the album, which features 'Out Of The Blue', played at last year's Reading Festival, and a song called 'Jesus Came From Outer Space'.
Meanwhile, singer Gaz Coombes and bassist Mickey Quinn took time out from recording the new album to become immortalised as computer game characters in a new fantasy game called Sliver [sic]. The two have provided voices for character descibed as 'comical sword-wielding rebels' called Ben and John.
Mickey Quinn said: "It's not every day you get asked to join a group of rebels to take on the forces of evil.
"We did it because we thought it would be funny. It was a good temporary distraction from the album."
Sliver [sic] was released last week (26 March) through Infogames [sic].
NME - 10 April 1999