The Coral


It’s been 14 years since the release of their self-titled album, but more astoundingly it’s taken me all that time to actually see The Coral live.

For years now I’ve always said there are only a few bands that are active at the moment, who I haven’t seen yet and really want to. The Coral has been one of those bands.

It appears I always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time (story of my life) or more factually their shows tend to always be sold out.

Their eighth studio album, ‘Distance Inbetween’, in my opinion, is up there with their best work. It’s atmospheric, full of hazy imagery and lyrics that paint obvious pictures in your mind.

James Skelly and myself were chatting previously about some of the bands he’s produced for his record label ‘Skeleton Key Records’, but this time it was all about The Coral. We talked about why Merseyside breeds so many successful psychedelic bands, how this album is full of mistakes, and how the imagery he creates for lyrics comes from within himself.



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