Written by: Alex Green
Stereo Embers is delighted to announce that The Coral will be releasing a new album in 2016.
It’s been over five years since the Hoylake outfit’s last effort Butterfly House (2010) and we couldn’t be happier that their hiatus is ending.
Here’s what we know so far:
- The album will be called Distance Inbetween and will be out March 4.
- The Coral will embark on a UK tour, including high profile stops at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and The Liverpool Sound City Festival.
- Distance Inbetween is the band’s eighth album.
- Although their last album was in 2010, they did release The Curse Of Love in 2014. Considered a lost album, it’s believed to have been recorded ten years prior to being released.
- Distance Inbetween is dedicated to Alan Wills, who mentored the band early in their career. Wills, who died over a year ago, helmed the Deltasonic record label.
- In a prepared statement about the twelve-song record, singer James Skelly wrote: 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?’”
- The new version of The Coral features guitarist Paul Molloy (The Zutons).