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Supergrass announce new album and UK tour (2008)


Story by Jack Foley

SUPERGRASS release their new album, Diamond Hoo Ha, on March 24 (through Parlophone Records) and will be playing a handful of UK dates to give fans an early listen.

The band will play venues in Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cambridge at the beginning of March, before culminating with a night at London’s Roundhouse on March 14.

The full dates are (all March):

11th – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
12 – Liverpool Carling Academy
13 – Cambridge Junction
14 – London Roundhouse

Tickets cost £16.50 (except London, £18.50) and go on sale on Tuesday, January 22 at 9am.

Diamond Hoo Ha is Supergrass’s sixth studio album and was recorded at the legendary Hansa studios and produced by Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave).

It’s billed as an album of raucous rock ‘n roll songs that are glitzy and glam as they are punchy and gritty. It’s the sound of a band, 14 years young, building on the timeless songwriting qualities that have helped them last.

“We wanted a record where you got all of Supergrass,” says frontman Gaz of this decisive return to devil may–care form. “The joy, the intensity, the darkness, the melodies. All of those have always been important to us and still are.”

The live dates will mark Supergrass’s first UK dates featuring all four band members since Mick’s accident last summer. The bassist accidentally broke his back while on holiday in France. It promises to be a welcome return for the bassist.