Supergrass Calls It Quits
by Will Butler
It was hard to navigate the '90s without encountering the Brit-pop anthem "Alright," from the group Supergrass. The band exploded onto the U.K. scene in 1994 with the release of its debut single, "Caught by the Fuzz." Now, after nearly two decades, Reuters is reporting that Supergrass' members have decided to break up.
The Oxford-based Supergrass evolved to include Gaz and Rob Coombes, Danny Goffey and Mick Quinn. The project began in 1993, when the brothers were still teenagers, writing songs together. Lead singer Gaz Coombes is only 34, but has already spent more than half of his life in the band. Supergrass has released six studio albums, most notably I Should Coco, In It for the Money and Road to Rouen, and most recently the 2008 quasi-concept album Diamond Hoo Ha. For 17 years, Supergrass held its own in the British rock scene as an iconic embodiment of carefree youth. Before the band moves on, it will play four European farewell shows, from Scotland to Paris, this June.
9:49 AM ET | 04-12-2010 | permalink