The Coral have collected their in-isolation performances from the last few weeks into the Lockdown Sessions album which is streaming online now.
Three previously unreleased tracks are included, as well as a cover of the song which closes Oasis‘ seminal debut album Definitely Maybe, Married With Children.
It comes as we approach the second anniversary of the band’s most recent studio album Move Through The Dawn; “Recent single Eyes Like Pearls is a Richard Hawley-assisted step into their latest world,” our review reads.
“James Skelly has always had an under-rated voice, his tones perfectly fitting the gliding opener, while Reaching Out For A Friend sustains the pace but adds more weight. Occasionally it veers into the Travelling Wilburys, but there’s no group with a better pedigree.”
“Sweet Release is a step back into their last sound, its fuzzy rhythm guitars making it something of an oddity here, but is no less a good tune for that. It doesn’t really go anywhere but is so water-tight as to be compulsive. Love Or Solution also harkens back, the inflection and melody akin to the joyful parts of Magic & Medicine. It’s an introspective love song, questioning the societal rules of settling down and sounding like Del Shannon in the process. The Coral have always had open ears. Splendid stuff.”
The Coral – ‘Lockdown Sessions’ – out at midnight. The album features all of the lockdown tracks from the last few months including this version of ‘Bill McCai’, 3 original unreleased songs & a cover of ‘Married With Children’.Stream/download from midnight https://t.co/Ptu7xYv4M2 pic.twitter.com/f8yQZJ25fJ
— The Coral (@thecoralband) May 28, 2020