Gaz and Danny's The Diamond Hoo-Ha Men get ready for action
Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey are set to play a number of shows as their new duo The Diamond Hoo-Ha Men.
Speaking to NME.COM, drummer Danny Goffey said: “We’re just trying to put some energy into something else, but not as Supergrass as a band, we’re doing it as a guitar and drums fiasco.
“But it sounds brilliant, man, we’ve got loads of weird songs we’ve written for the duo and new songs we’re playing. We might do a few old ones too that we’ve reworked.”
While dates are yet to be confirmed, The Diamond Hoo-Ha Men will be playing London clubs around the end of November.
Goffey also explained that Supergrass are to perform without Quinn for a one-off gig, at an XFM fundraising concert.
“We’ve got Gaz’s younger brother, Charly Coombes, playing stand-up keyboard bass with us, which is quite mental.”
The drummer claims the duo have some special performance ideas up their sleeves, claiming: “We’ve got a car called The Diamond Hoo-Ha Van! We’ve got some mad ideas, but I don’t want to tell you ‘cause people’ll nick them!”
Supergrass’ forthcoming completed album, the band’s sixth, is set to be released in the spring after Quinn recovers, with Goffey claiming: “It’s sounding really good. It’s sounding quite raw and rocky, quite upbeat.”