Watch the video for 'Stride On'
1st March 2017
In the run up to his debut UK and European solo live dates, Sam Coomes has shared a self-directed video for ‘Stride On’, the opening song of his debut solo album Bugger Me, out now on Domino. As per Coomes himself, it is “dedicated to the USA in 2017.”
Sam Coomes is probably best known as half of the long running underground pop duo Quasi, the other half being Janet Weiss, herself better known as the drummer for Sleater-Kinney. Alongside bandmate Janet Weiss, Quasi have released nine albums over the last two decades and toured all over the world. Concurrently, Sam Coomes has played and recorded with the likes of Built to Spill, Elliott Smith, Heatmiser and Jandek, worked as a producer and scored numerous soundtracks for underground films and art installations.
In short, he is not a newcomer to the scene, but last year saw Sam Coomes release his first ever solo album Bugger Me.
Bugger Me in Coomes’ own words is “Suicide meets The Beach Boys”. Accompanied only by his organ and ‘Conny’ – a mid-‘60s rhythm box (non-programmable), Coomes made a conscious choice to pare things back. The resulting record was all murky drum machines and gnarly keyboard stabs.
Coomes will play a string of headline UK dates before he joins Black Heart Procession on tour in Europe. The dates include a special Domino Presents show at London’s The Windmill on March 11th where Sam will be joined by Fish and The Sweat.
7th March – The Exchange, Bristol Tickets
8th March – Eagle Inn, Salford Tickets
9th March – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh Tickets
10th March – The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry Tickets
11th March – The Windmill, London w/ Fish and The Sweat (Domino Presents) Tickets
12th March – Petit Bain, Paris w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
14th March – The Haunt, Brighton w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
15th March – Oslo, London w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
16th March – Handelsbeurs, Ghent w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
17th March – Ekko, Utrecht w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
18th March – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
19th March – Vera, Groningen w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
21st March – Hafenklang, Hamburg w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
22nd March – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
23rd March – Silent House, Berlin w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
24th March – Divadlo Dobeska, Prague w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
26th March – Arena, Vienna w/ Black Heart Procession Tickets
Bugger Me is available to buy on vinyl, deluxe vinyl, CD and digital download. The vinyl, deluxe vinyl and CD all come with a black and white 16-page booklet and the deluxe LP is coloured black and white.