The Press Release
New Album ‘Road to Rouen’ out August 15th
New single ‘St Petersburg’ out August 8th and UK Dates

What’s happened to Supergrass?

The brand new sounds of Supergrass’s fifth record might frighten the horses. But only if the horses are timid, unadventurous types who think Supergrass should still be doing buzzsaw pop, ten years after they (re)invented the form with I Should Coco.

Have they lost a member? Gained a habit? Grown beards (well, not all of them)? Gone grime? Gone to Goa? Gone bananas? We're yet to find out. But they have made a record that is utterly, intriguingly, brilliantly different.

The album is about a journey; going places, moving on and growing up. “We’ve had some trying times over the last couple of years”, reflects Gaz hesitantly, “And it changes the way you do things. It changed the way I wrote songs.

A decade on and ‘Road to Rouen’ signals the beginning of a new chapter for Supergrass. Ghosts of the past have been exorcised and (sort of) laid to rest: Supergrass are ready to face their future. The album demonstrates an amazing development of their sound, firmly shaking off the old frivolous and cheeky image.

Road To Rouen is packed with ideas and there are surprises at every turn. In a very good way, it’s all over the place. A zither, a ukulele, Led Zep-style psychedelic-folk, brass, strings, the model of drum machine used by Sly & The Family Stone - all these are on Road To Rouen.

The first single taken from, ‘Road to Rouen’ is ‘St Petersburg’. It’s a taster of the relaxed feel of the album, recorded in a converted Normandy barn.

Supergrass play a series of shows over the summer as below. The band will play a series of intimate acoustic shows around the release of ‘Road to Rouen’, dates to be announced.

Mon 27th June
Crystal Palace (supporting Coldplay)

Wed 29th June
Wireless Festival, Hyde Park

Fri 1st July
Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (supporting Coldplay)

Sat 2nd July
Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (supporting Coldplay)

Thu 4th Aug
Somerset House