The Coral have a new album Roots & Echoes. The CD was recorded in the studio of Noel Gallagher, using all his vintage gear. The result: an album that sounds warm and polished, with some rough edges to keep it interesting. It's Britpop, but thankfully it lacks the self-indulgent "O I feel so bad, hope people realise I'm sad and buy this album to console me so I can stack up on drugs to make the pain go away" attitude.
The Coral had its fair share of mishaps, but they have moved on, honing their craft of typical UK songwriting. If you like artists like Paul Weller, Roots & Echoes is definitely your cup of tea.
There are listening parties at these clubs in the UK in August:
- WED 1st POPSCENE @ CLWB IFOR BACH CARDIFF
- THU 2nd PROPAGANDA @ BLUSH CHELTENHAM
- THU 2nd MFI @ THE GLOUCESTER BRIGHTON
- FRI 3rd RAMSHACKLE @ ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
- FRI 3rd RAMSHACKLE @ ACADEMY BRISTOL
- FRI 3rd GLAMOROUS INDIE ROCK AND ROLL @ 42ND STREET
- FRI 3rd EVOL @ LIQUID ROOMS EDINBURGH
- FRI 3rd VICE @ THE CATHOUSE GLASGOW
- FRI 3rd COLLISION @ TIMEPIECE EXETER
- SAT 4th SONIC BOOM @ THE LEADMILL SHEFFIELD
- SAT 4th RISE N SHINE @ COOKIE CLUB NOTTINGHAM
- SAT 4th CHAOS @ SOUTH PARADE PIER PORTSMOUTH (SOUTHSEA)
Roots & Echoes is released on Delta Sonic Records. Release date: 6th August. The single Who's Gonna Find Me will be in the shops 30th July.