This Coral article was written by Andrew Doherty, a GIGsoup contributor
Scouse psychedelic rockers, The Coral, are set to return after a five year hiatus. On the back of the reunion comes a new album, ‘Distance Inbetween’, which will be released in 2016. Plans for a UK tour have also been confirmed.
‘Distance Inbetween’ will be released on 4 March. To promote the new album the band will be playing a show at London’s 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 16 March. The Coral will also be heading back home to play a gig at the Liverpool Sound City Festival on 29 May.
This will be The Corals eighth studio album and the first original material since 2010’s Butterfly House.
The album was co-produced by Richard Turvey at Liverpool’s prolific Parr Street Studios. Groups who have recorded there in the past include; 808 State, The Beautiful South and The Stone Roses.
Frontman, James Kelly, described the band’s new sound “Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical. We thought ‘if you’ve got a rhythm section that’s been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?”
Rounding off the bands current line up is ex-Zutons Paul Malloy on guitar, Ian Shelley, Paul Duffy and Nick Power.
‘Distance Inbetween’ is dedicated to the bands early mentor and Deltasonic label boss, Alan Wills, who died in 2014.
The Coral UK tour dates:
Newcastle Riverside (March 4)
Glasgow O2 ABC (March 5)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (March 7)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (March 8)
Birmingham O2 Institute2 (March 10)
Sheffield Leadmill (March 11)
Manchester Albert Hall (March 12)
Oxford O2 Academy 2 (March 15)
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 16)
Liverpool, Sound City (May 29)