Nick Duerden

Five rounds with Supergrass

It’s early evening at a makeshift bar somewhere on the grounds of the Carling Weekend Festival in Leeds, England, and Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes looks miserable. He is suffering from a streaming cold and feels, he says, ”in the mood for nothing.” This is unfortunate, because later tonight the band – Coombes, his keyboardist brother Rob, bassist Mick Quinn, and drummer Danny Goffey – are a headliner at the event. Enthusiasm will be required.

”I’ll be fine,” he says, opening another can of lager. ”I just need some of this medicine.”

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