Bombs

Album: Here Come The Bombs (2012)
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  • Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes opens his debut solo album, Here Come The Bombs, with this song, which was inspired by television reports about the 2011 Libyan Civil War. He told The Guardian: "I got this feeling that there are a lot of people around the world who aren't listened to and they're being wronged. It had an effect on me – a very strange emotion – enough to make me start writing stuff down."
  • The song started out as a poem, written by Coombes from the point of view of a bomb traveling at the speed of sound. "You see aerial footage of bombs dropping and it doesn't seem real. But down there, it's fu--ing mental," he told The Guardian.
  • Here Come The Bombs was co-produced by Sam Williams, who previously worked with Coombes when helming Supergrass's 1995 debut album, I Should Coco.
  • Coombes plays every instrument on Here Come The Bombs. He said that it wasn't so he could say: "'Hey look at me, I can play this stuff!'", but rather an expression of spontaneity.
  • Coombes told BBC Breakfast about the album title. He said: "It's the opening line of the first track, it had a feel about it. I liked the statement and boldness of it. It's a metaphor for the songs, [which are] 11 little sonic explosions."
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