The Coral Return With New Album And Single
The Coral have confirmed details of their eagerly awaited new album ‘The Invisible Invasion’.
Work on The Invisible Invasion began back at the start of last year. Produced by Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley (he of Portishead authority), the band hired a house in the Lake District for two weeks and rehearsed the 18 possible songs for the album, tweaking and developing them there, before they were ready to set them to acetate.
Over the course of the year, ‘It didn’t change much from back then’, says James of the end result. The album was recorded at Mono Valley Studios, Monmouth, Wales; Elevator Studios Liverpool and Geoff Barrow’s State Of Art studio in Bristol. Mixed at Bath Moles.
‘This record is all the best bits of all our previous albums rolled into one. We also wanted an album we could play live in comparision to the last one. It’s a lot warmer-sounding, we wanted the first few records to sound the way they did, with more treble, but this time we wanted to explore something new. We’re still learning, so you’ve just got to keep working hard and then one day you;ll be able to look back and see you’ve made some records that really stand out. You can only really know that later on, for now you’ve just got to get on with it’. I know I’ll never play music as good with anyone else as I do with The Coral. They’re my best mates’ . James Skelly
The first single to be taken from the album will be entitled ‘In The Morning’ and will be released on the 9th of May, followed by the band’s new album on the 23rd.
The Coral have also confirmed a new UK tour for April. Dates and venues are as follows:
20 - Sheffield Leadmill
21 - Manchester Ritz
22 - Glasgow Barrowlands
24 - Bristol Academy
25 - London Astoria
26 - Portsmouth Pyramid
For tickets visit www.gigsandtours.com