Gaz Coombes recently spoke with Q magazine about splitting up with his former band, Supergrass, and the steps he had taken to get started with his first solo project, Here Come The Bombs. In the interview he explains how the project offered him an opportunity to create “something that felt rooted in 2012 and not be influenced as much by Bowie, The Who and other music that I was into.” “I was more into soundtracks and mixing that with more contemporary sounds. I love the vibe of the old and the new. Mixing old analogue synths with drum programming,” adds Coombes. You can read the entire interview (and also watch the video for “Hot Fruit”) here. The record certainly has a contemporary sound, drawing comparisons to groups like Radiohead and HotChip. Be sure to check out Here Come the Bombs if you haven’t already.