James Skelly of The Coral has announced a new album under the banner James Skelly & The Intenders.
Debut albums. Get them right, and their impact can change the world. Some mark the starting point for even greater things to come, others make such a lasting impression their legacy becomes an almost unbearable burden on the shoulders of its creators.
Many bands have got it very right on their first attempt; defining eras, inspiring generations, or simply becoming cult classics for an instantly dedicated fanbase. Here, we’ve sorted through the long-list of enduringly classic debuts to present 25 of our own essentials, all of which have left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.
When you’ve been through our rundown, leave a comment below letting us know which debuts you keep going back to time after time, and which records not included on our list you feel deserve a mention.
Not long after their co-headlining performance at the recent Friends Of Mine Festival, Live4ever caught up with Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie to discuss the shift away from being just a ‘studio band’, the constantly evolving band line-up, and of course, that football anthem.
Miles Kane probably wishes he’d never mentioned the fact that Noel Gallagher appears on his debut solo album. Perhaps he underestimated the huge media storm it would trigger and the distraction it would cause in the build up to what is a very important album for him. Anyone that has heard ‘Colour Of The Trap‘ will know by now that Gallagher’s appearance is a treat but by no means overshadows the breadth of top drawer songwriting that is peppered all over this impressive debut.
The new collaborative effort between Blur‘s Graham Coxon and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones will be made available to download from next month via converse.co.uk.
Beady Eye, Paul Weller and Primal Scream will appear at a special benefit night to be held at the Brixton Academy next month aiming to raise money for the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
The Coral and Mercury-nominated band Wild Beasts are amongst the acts confirmed to be be playing London’s Field Day festival in August.
Acclaimed releases from Paul Weller, Villagers and Beach House all feature in the third part of Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2010 – The Albums.
Once you’ve been through this part of our list, why not do us a favour and recommend your own stand-outs from 2010. Leave us a comment below telling us what has rocked your 2010 to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes from acts featured on our own rundown.
Paul Weller has landed the coveted Uncut Album Of The Year prize, beating acts such as Gorillaz and Arcade Fire to the top award.
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