Miss Fortune is the first single to be taken from The Coral’s new album Distance Inbetween, released March 4th on Ignition Records. The influential Hoylake five-piece’s first single since 2010, the pulsating Miss Fortune is a tune that can stand up against all of The Coral’s eight Top 40 singles, which include the alternative classics Dreaming Of You, In The Morning, Pass It On, and Don’t Think You’re The First. Miss Fortune will be able to download and stream from January 20th.
On Boxing Day The Coral released to fans a free MP3 and video of album track Chasing The Tail Of A Dream, with a limited edition, signed 7” version made exclusively available via the band’s online store. Despite not being a ‘single’, Chasing The Tail Of A Dream has been added to the playlists at BBC 6Music and Radio X and featured as a Track Of The Week on Absolute Radio.
Last week The Coral launched an innovative ‘Cassette Tape Amnesty’, asking their fans to send them their worst old tape compilations. The band will choose the fifty most offensive cassettes, which will be ‘cleansed’ – the old tracks will be recorded over and replaced with Distance Inbetween – and then returned to their owners.
Miss Fortune and Chasing The Tail Of A Dream are taken from The Coral’s eighth studio album Distance Inbetween, released 4th March 2016 on Ignition Records. Recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, Distance Inbetween was recorded live and mostly in just one take. James Skelly (vocals, guitars), Ian Skelly (drums/percussion/vocals), Nick Power (keyboard/vocals), and Paul Duffy (bass/keyboards/vocals) are joined by Coral newbie, guitarist Paul Molloy, formerly of The Zutons.
On Distance Inbetween listeners are invited into The Coral’s world of Richard Yates’ books, Alan Moore comics, 1980’s toys, the sound of krautrock compilations and Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud, and Gregory Crewdson’s darkly beautiful photography. The album is dedicated to Alan Wills, The Coral’s early mentor and Deltasonic label boss who tragically lost his life in 2014.
To coincide with the album release The Coral will head out on a UK tour, including a show at London’s O2 Forum on 16th March. The band will then tour Europe in April before returning to their hometown to headline Liverpool Sound City Festival on 29th May.
The Coral UK & European Tour 2016:
Fri 4th March Newcastle Riverside – SOLD OUT
Sat 5th March Glasgow O2 ABC
Mon 7th March Leeds Brudenell Social Club – SOLD OUT
Tues 8th March Nottingham Rescue Rooms – SOLD OUT
Thurs 10th March Birmingham O2 Institute2
Fri 11th March Sheffield Leadmill – SOLD OUT
Sat 12th March Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Tues 15th March Oxford O2 Academy 2
Wed 16th March London O2 Forum
Weds 6th April Paris, Le Trianon
Fri 8th April Amsterdam Melkweg
Sat 9th April Cologne Luxor
Sun 10th April Hamburg Knust
Tues 12th April Berlin Lido
Sun 29th May Liverpool Sound City – Headline show