The Coral have announced their return following a five-year hiatus. They will release new album ‘Distance Inbetween’ in 2016 and have also confirmed details of a UK tour.

‘Distance Inbetween’ will be released on March 4. A trailer for the album can be viewed below. The UK tour will coincide with the release of the album and includes a show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on March 16. The band will also play a homecoming gig at Liverpool Sound City festival in May. See below for full dates.

The Coral UK tour dates:

Newcastle Riverside (March 4)
Glasgow O2 ABC (March 5)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (March 7)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (March 8)
Birmingham O2 Institute2 (March 10)
Sheffield Leadmill (March 11)
Manchester Albert Hall (March 12)
Oxford O2 Academy 2 (March 15)
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 16)
Liverpool, Sound City (May 29)

‘Distance Inbetween’ is The Coral’s eighth studio record and their first of original material since 2010 release ‘Butterfly House’. Last year saw the band release “lost album” ‘The Curse of Love’. The album was
recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey.

The album is dedicated to Alan Wills, The Coral’s early mentor and Deltasonic label boss who died in 2014.

“Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical,” frontman James Skelly says in a statement. “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?’”

Paul Molloy, formerly of The Zutons, has joined the band on guitar with Ian Skelly, Nick Power and Paul Duffy rounding off the current line-up of the band.

‘Distance Inbetween’ tracklist:

‘Connector’
‘White Bird’
‘Chasing The Tail Of A Dream’
‘Distance Inbetween’
‘Million Eyes’
‘Miss Fortune’
‘Beyond The Sun’
‘It’s You’
‘Holy Revelation’
‘She Runs The River’
‘Fear Machine’
‘End Credits’

This article first featured on nme.com

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