5 May 2021
Band: THE CORAL (Hoylake, Merseyside, England
Active: Since 1996, this year 25 years / 10 studio albums (so far)
Album: CORAL ISLAND – double LP
Released: 30 April 2021
NME‘s verdict: “This bold and nostalgic double album from the legendary Merseyside indie experimentalists features their most adventurous writing so far… Sprinkled with the sound of distant seagulls and Hawaiian guitars for good measure, along with vivid storytelling, it’s a bold move for The Coral to come out with something so intricate at this stage of their career, even taking the time to pen an accompanying book. But immerse yourself in this heavily themed epic and you’ll be rewarded with a nostalgic trip that showcases some of their most adventurous writing to date. Full review: here. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Just like with the brand new Teenage Fanclub album the overall feeling is that The Coral keeps on coming up with the same melodiousness as, let’s say, their 5 previous longplayers. Mind you, many feel-good, mellow and sepia-colored tunes, but nothing to get really excited about. A single album would have been a better idea.
Singles: Faceless Angel / Lover Undiscovered / Vacancy
– FACELESS ANGEL –
– LOVER UNDISCOVERED –
– VACANCY –
THE CORAL: Facebook