The Press Article

In 1995 Supergrass burst onto the British music scene. Britpop was at it's height and almost every guitar band was desperate to sound like Oasis. But not Supergrass. Perhaps because two of the trio were still in their teens, or maybe because they lived in Oxford, not London, singer Gaz Coombes and sidekicks Danny Goffey on drums and guitarist Mick Quinn came fully equipped with their own sound. It was bright and poppy, with a touch of '60s psychedelia, and it spawned a series of sumemr anthems including Alright, Mansize Rooster and Caught By The Fuzz. Their debut album, I Should Coco, went straight to No.1 and became a platinum seller, as did follow-up In It For The Money in '97 and last year's Supergrass. Meanwhile, the band's music has matured, with more sophisticated songs such as Richard III and Sun Hits The Sky. Supergrass haven't lost their sense of fun, as their last, chart-topping single, Pumping On Your Stereo, proved.

Reading/Leeds Festival Programme - 24-26 August 2001