World's Strongest Man

by Gaz Coombes

Original Release Date: 2018-05-04

World's Strongest Man

For some, Gaz Coombes is just the mutton-chopped likely lad who peaked with Supergrass mega-single “Alright”. Those people are missing out. The trio were perhaps Britpop’s most underrated band (the mature, but commercially modest later releases deserve rediscovery) and their talisman’s solo career has continued to burnish a robust and quietly brilliant talent. World’s Strongest Man is Coombes’ most confident solo album yet—a satisfying coalition of Here Come the Bombs’ trippy chutzpah and Mercury Prize-nominated Matador’s melodic sure-footedness. Highlights abound (the Berlin electro shuffle of “Deep Pockets”; “In Waves” and its sinister groove), but this is a carefully layered record to play right through.


  1. World’s Strongest Man (3:28)
  2. Deep Pockets (3:50)
  3. Walk The Walk (3:56)
  4. Shit (I’ve Done It Again) (2:58)
  5. Slow Motion Life (4:27)
  6. Wounded Egos (4:08)
  7. Oxygen Mask (4:09)
  8. In Waves (2:53)
  9. The Oaks (4:39)
  10. Vanishing Act (2:50)
  11. Weird Dreams (4:53)

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Format Vinyl LP Album Limited Edition (Pink)
Label Hot Fruit Recordings
Catalog Number HF012LP1
Notes Gatefold Jacket Exclusive Pink Vinyl Recorded at home and at Courtyard Studio, Oxford.
Discogs URL Gaz Coombes - World’s Strongest Man