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Supergrass are an English alternative rock band from Oxford. The band consists of brothers Gaz (guitar and lead vocals) and Rob Coombes (keyboards), Danny Goffey (drums and backing vocals), and Mick Quinn (bass and backing vocals). The main trio formed in 1993 in Oxford with only Rob Coombes playing supporting role as keyboard player. The band released their first single "Caught by the Fuzz" in October 1994 on the Parlophone label. The single reached number 43 in the UK Singles Chart, but failed to chart in the US. Supergrass followed up with their debut full-length album I Should Coco in May 1995. The album reached number one in the UK where it stayed for three weeks. The album led the band to four newcomer awards in the same year the album was released. "Alright" was released from the album which reached number two in UK Singles Chart. This is the highest chart position the band have attained - a feat they repeated with their single "Richard III" from the In It for the Money album. Both albums were included in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". In It for the Money was the first album to be produced entirely by Supergrass. Their third self titled album Supergrass, often referred to as "the X-ray" album due to the picture on the sleeve peaked at number three in the UK albums chart. Their fourth album, Life On Other Planets was the first to include Rob Coombes as an official member of the band, who until then was employed on session and touring basis. The album peaked at number nine in the UK album charts. In 2004 the band released a singles compilation entitled Supergrass Is 10 to celebrate ten years since the band formed. This was available on CD and DVD format. The DVD version featured a documentary film in which the band members recall moments during their career in the group. This also shows behind the scenes footage of recording sessions and live performances. Road to Rouen is the fifth studio from the band and was difficult for the band due to personal reasons including Danny Goffey's tabloid ordeal and the death of the Coombes' mother. This album also peaked at number nine in the UK album charts. Diamond Hoo Ha is the sixth album from the band and only peaking at number 19 in the UK album charts this release makes it their lowest charting album to date. The track "Diamond Hoo Ha Man", one of the songs debuted at Guilfest, was distributed as the first single on a limited vinyl release, restricted to 1500 copies.