It’s been half a decade since The Coral last released a new LP, but thankfully they are back next year with Distance Between.
The eighth studio album will be out on Friday March 4 via Ignition Records. Backing up this release will be a UK tour, which includes a London show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday March 16 and a headline show at Liverpool Sound City on May 29.
Distance Between follows on from 2010’s Butterfly House. Recorded live at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, it was mostly recorded in one take. The album is dedicated to Alan Wills, The Coral’s early mentor and Deltasonic label boss who lost his life in 2014.
On their latest venture, lead vocalist and guitarist James Skelly explains: "Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical.
“We thought ‘if you've got a rhythm section that’s been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?’"
Dates for the bands 2016 UK tour can be seen below. Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday November 27.
In the mean time, you check out the trailer for Distance between below:
Distance Between tracklisting:
Chasing The Tail Of A Dream
Beyond The Sun
She Runs The River
UK Tour 2016:
Fri 4th March Newcastle Riverside
Sat 5th March Glasgow O2 ABC
Mon 7th March Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tues 8th March Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thurs 10th March Birmingham O2 Institute2
Fri 11th March Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 12th March Manchester Albert Hall
Tues 15th March Oxford O2 Academy 2
Wed 16th March London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sun 29th May Liverpool Sound City – Headline show