Gaz Coombes was part of the Sunday line-up.
“There’s a certain universality to dodging the slings and arrows, but Coombes again wisely refuses to fall into to the trap of belting out a dozen sub-Supergrass foot tappers and calling that a wrap,” our review reads.
Instead Turn the Car Around deals with the extraordinary in places; Long Live The Strange is anthemic enough but it was inspired by attending a gig in Oxford by trans artist Cavetown with his eldest daughter. There the audience were connected by a lack of conformity, a shared weird place like that which as a teenager he once called home too.
“That’s followed by the ghostly folk rock of Not The Only Things, an ode to growing up which develops a moving poignancy when it becomes apparent that the subject is Coombes’ other daughter, who as a result of autism has a different perspective on what many would consider to be normal.”