Release Date: Jun 3, 2013
Record label: Cooking Vinyl Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Though far from original, The Coral were one of the most accomplished indie guitar bands to emerge in the noughties. Their late-’60s-style psychedelic folk rock may have later given way to “straighter”, more middle-of-the-road pop, but they’ve never been short of good tunes. Now their main songwriter and lead singer James Skelly has branched out on his own side project – supported by various members of The Coral and other musicians.
Youth was always a factor when it came to James Skelly’s group The Coral. Their sound veered between genres and eras more in line with a group of 50- somethings with huge collections; yet these were young men, singer James Skelly just 21 when their debut EP came out in 2001. The guys sure had “chops”. You’d expect this playfulness to surface on his first album with The Intenders but, sadly, it’s absent.