Gomez are heading around Australia for Bluesfest sideshows for the first time in six years to mark the 20th Anniversary of their 1998 debut album Bring It On. They play Metro City on Wednesday, April 4.
Bring It On won 1998’s Mercury Music Prize for Album of the Year, where they edged out such stiff competition as Massive Attack‘s Mezzanine, The Verve‘s Urban Hymns and Pulp‘s This Is Hardcore.
The five members of Gomez played their first shows together in Leeds in late 1996, and soon began recording songs in drummer Olly Peacock’s dad’s garage in Southport. The demos aroused considerable interest, and the group signed to the Virgin subsidiary label Hut Records in 1997. These garage demos eventually became their debut, Bring It On.
Gomez play Bring It On at Metro City on Wednesday, April 4. Tickets on sale 10am Friday, November 17.