Familiar Seabreeze Tunes – THE CORAL Released Double Album ‘CORAL ISLAND’

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 –

Full album…

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THE CORAL: Facebook

THE CORAL Released Lead-Single From New 10th Album – Here’s ‘FACELESS ANGEL’

New sonic impulses…

1 February 2021

British psych-pop/folk veterans THE CORAL who entered the scene back
in 1996 are back in town. They just dropped new single FACELESS ANGEL.

Of misplaced memories from a place and time that might never have been,
the track precedes a new and vividly evocative body of work in the form of
their tenth and first, ever double-album, entitled CORAL ISLAND.

Faceless Angel is vintage The Coral. Instantly catchy,
retro, melodic, sepia-colored and bluesy.

Let’s roll

THE CORAL: Facebook

(Photo on top received via Perspective Communications Pr.
Artwork album by Edwin Burdis)