UK rock bandThe Coralare pleased to announce its forthcoming new studio album titledMove Through The Dawn(pre-order). Returning recharged after a five-year hiatus with 2016’s psychedelic, riff-heavyDistance Inbetween, the band is back yet again with an album filled with perfectly-crafted songs, melodic and hopeful.
The unashamedly romantic “Eyes Like Pearls” is the second single to be lifted from the new album and follows the lead single “Sweet Release.” Directed, animated and produced by Neil Mclean, the video for “Eyes Like Pearls” is “like a cross betweenButton MoonandShort Circuit,” says The Coral frontmanJames Skelly.
For The Coral and the upcoming Move Through The Dawn, a key influence was Phil Spector’s albums with The Ramones and Dion; albums that brought a big sound while still holding onto a sense of innocence. The band also cite early Bob Marley, ELO and even the Traveling Wilburys as inspirations, while a simple lyrical and philosophical theme runs throughout: trying to find something real in a world that seems more artificial by the day. Move Through The Dawn is also, in true Coral fashion, eccentric. It is informed by ‘60s and ‘70s music but hardly beholden to it, and very much with its own character.
Having supported Manic Street Preachers on their Arena tour earlier this year, The Coral recently announced a UK headline tour in October. Support on all dates comes from She Drew The Gun, the acclaimed Liverpool quartet signed to Coral frontman James Skelly’s Skeleton Key label.
The Coral’s keyboard player, Nick Power, has also written a new book titled Into The Void, which will be published by erbacce-press concurrently with the new album. Serving as Powers’ third book, Into The Void is an insightful, amusing and evocative first-hand account of the recording, release and touring of Distance Inbetween.
Since their debut EP release in 2001, The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping Magic and Medicine. Their eight Top 40 singles include “Dreaming Of You,” “In The Morning,” “Pass It On,” and “Don’t Think You’re The First.”
Move Through The Dawn track listing: Eyes Like Pearls Reaching Out For A Friend Sweet Release She’s A Runaway Strangers In The Hollow Love Or Solution Eyes Of The Moon Undercover Of The Night Outside My Window Stormbreaker After The Fair