Supergrass Back In The U. S. Next Month

New album is "bigger" and "broader," says singer Gaz Coombes.

After a year of virtual hibernation, Supergrass have finished work on their

second album, In It For the Money (May 6). Perhaps as a sign of their

pleasure with the finished product, which they produced themselves with John

Cornfield, the group abandoned the working title, Second Album Syndrome,

for the more Brit Popropriate title.

The 12-song effort will get its

stateside debut on March 14 when the band play a showcase at the annual South

By Southwest confab in Austin, Texas. The first single will be "Cheapskate,"

although we can't wait to hear "Sometimes I Make You Sad," which contains a

beat-boxing breakdown by singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Goffey.

Coombes says the new album isn't that different from their million-selling

debut, I Should Coco, except the songs are "generally bigger", the sound

is "broader" and there's the "odd three-minute pop song" and a few acoustic

things. Other songs on the album include: "In it for the Money," "Richard III,"

"Tonight," "Late in the Day," "G-Song," "Sun Hits the Sky," "Going Out," "It's

Not Me," "You Can See Me" and "Hollow Little Reign."