The Coral have announced details of their new ‘Holy Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues EP’, available digitally on Ignition Records on. The four-track EP opens with a brilliant remix of recent single ‘Holy Revelation’ by celebrated Manchester DJ/Musician Andy Votel, entitled the ‘Holy Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues’ De-Mix. Listen to Andy Votel’s Holy Revelation mix on the Liverpool FC playlist
Track 2 is brand new track ‘After The Rain (Post WW3 Return Of The Super Turv Mix)’, followed by a Voyagers Vs The Coral remix of ‘Distance Inbetween’ album opener ‘Connector’. The EP closes with ‘Unforgiven’, only previously available as the B-side to the limited edition 7” of ‘Chasing the Tail Of A Dream’.
2016 has been an outstanding year for the influential Hoylake five-piece. ‘Distance Inbetween’, The Coral’s first new studio album since 2010, was released in March to some of the best reviews of their distinguished career:
“The most welcome comeback of the year so far” Independent i *****
“The greatness of these songs is undeniable” Q ****
“Timeless and cosmic music, buzzing with energy” Uncut 8/10
“Distance Inbetween plays harder and heavier than The Coral have ever attempted before, and – crucially – so much of it delivers” **** Mojo
“’Distance Inbetween’ is a cohesive, imaginative psych-rock record that grows with every listen” NME ****
“A musically rich piece with countless references to rock history” The Times ****
“Terrific” Metro ****
‘Distance Inbetween’ has yielded three BBC 6Music playlisted singles, ‘Miss Fortune’, ‘Holy Revelation’, and ‘Million’ Eyes’.
The Coral embark on their second headline tour of 2017 later this week, including a headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday 16th December.
In addition to the tour, an exclusive exhibition – ‘The Coral: Distance Inbetween’ – documenting the music, artwork and stories behind the album, opens on Dec 8th for two weeks only at Red House Originals Gallery in Harrogate. The one-off exhibition will feature new unseen artwork alongside special edition prints created by The Coral’s Ian Skelly to document the songs and the stories behind the music. Also on display will be original artefacts and ephemera that inspired the creation of the album.