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Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey cover ‘Milkshake’

“The songs are already cemented in the history books, but for us it was about injecting our own energy into something, not replicating the original. More a case of re-shaping the chemistry. “

Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey, The Hotrats,  have covered Kelis’ classic track ‘Milkshake’.

‘Milkshake’ arrives in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Hotrats’ Nigel Godrich-produced covers album, ‘Turn Ons’. A 3CD/DVD box set is due for release June 19th.

Gaz Coombes explains: “The Hotrats was all about freedom to experiment, about exploring our own surreal psychedelic tendencies in a studio while celebrating the music that shaped our worlds growing up. And just to have some fun with great music in the mould of classics like Bowie’s ‘Pin Ups’ or Lennon & Nilsson’s ‘Pussy Cats’. They felt like proper records to me, and that’s what we wanted to feel with ‘Turn Ons’, something super creative and exciting.”

Danny Goffey said: “We went down to see Nigel at his Brixton studio to chat about the ‘Turn Ons’ release and to listen back to the old multi-track recordings for any outtakes. Sitting around and joking, reliving the memories those tracks brought back, we realised how much we missed that dynamic. We were all having such a good time that we decided to jump on the instruments laying around and record something there and then. That’s how Milkshake came about… Another adventure in the Hotrats world!”

In 2010, one half of Britain’s much loved pop rock combo Supergrass, Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey teamed with world-renowned producer Nigel Godrich to bring you The Hotrats.

With the original intention of diving into the studio for some light relief, the spontaneous sessions soon became ‘Turn Ons’ – Gaz & Danny’s own ‘Pin Ups’ style covers record of classic songs, born out of a true love and respect for their rock heroes.

Released as a highly limited run, ‘Turn Ons’ was a 12-track doff of the cap to musical forefathers including Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols and has remained an out of print record shop rarity for a decade.

The tenth anniversary of ‘Turn Ons’ follows hot on the heels of Supergrass’ triumphant reunion year marking the 25th anniversary of their chart-topping debut album ‘I Should Coco’, Supergrass’ reunion tour has catapulted them back into the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike, The Guardian found “Supergrass still in possession of an uncommon gift: to rock with a joyousness that makes your face ache from smiling”.

A special tenth anniversary 3CD/DVD reissue ‘Turn Ons – 10th Anniversary Edition’ will be released June 19th via Edsel Records. With the addition of bonus tracks, instrumentals and live recordings, fans can uncover this one-off project step by step.

‘Turn Ons’ will also be released on a double 10” hot pink vinyl pressing exclusively for Record Store Day 2020, June 20th. Click HERE for artwork. Pre-order ‘Turn Ons – 10th Anniversary Edition’ HERE.