Courteeners announce “very special guests” for London and Manchester dates

The Courteeners, Miles Kane, The Coral
The Courteeners have announced the "very special" support slots for their upcoming London and Manchester shows. Indie veterans The Coral will open for the band at London's Olympia (November 30), while Miles Kane will provide support at the Manchester Arena date (December 14). Read more: ‘Excess, addiction and self-improvement’ – Liam Fray shares update on Courteeners’ ‘groove-based’ new album Frontman Liam Fray...

Richard Ashcroft responds as The Coral take the piss out of his drugs denial in spoof video

Richard Ashcroft/ The Coral's Nick Power live
Richard Ashcroft has responded after The Coral took aim with a spoof of the Verve musician's recent drugs denial. Check out the video below. Read More: Richard Ashcroft thinks he’s the only solo act that can support Oasis Over the weekend, Ashcroft was accused of dropping a package of drugs from his pocket during an appearance on Soccer AM. A number of viewers...

The Coral announce new album ‘Move Through The Dawn’ and share ‘Sweet Release’ video

The Coral have announced details of their new album 'Move Through The Dawn', and shared the video for the first track to be taken from it. The Holylake band last released a record with 2016's 'Distance Inbetween'. 'Move Through The Dawn' will be their ninth studio LP. The new album will be released on August 17 via Ignition Records....

The Libertines announce huge stadium show with The Coral and Reverend & The Makers

The Coral, The Libertines, Reverend & The Makers
The Libertines' tour plans for 2017 continue to grow - announcing a huge stadium show at Prenton Park with The Coral and Reverend & The Makers. The 16,500 capacity gig sees them headline a night of the Wirral Live series at the home of Tranmere Rovers FC, before they headline Tramlines in Sheffield and Truck Festival in Oxford in July, The...

10 of 2002’s best debut albums

The year 2002 saw some of the world’s best bands taking their first steps. Many of the year’s finest debuts are being peddled to this day, referenced by countless new acts and cited as game-changers worth celebrating. Some drew heaps of acclaim at the time. Others were panned, only to become instant commercial smashes or cult favourites years later. As...

The Coral unveil ‘Connector’ (Voyagers Vs The Coral Remix)

The Coral have shared a remix of their track 'Connector' by Voyagers. Hear it first on NME below. Taken from their upcoming 'Holy Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues EP', the reworked track is a proggy, mind-melting psychedelic affair. "It's like if Britney Spears had joined Hawkwind in her shaved head meltdown period - this is what it would sound like,” The Coral...

The Coral announce UK tour – Priority Tickets available on Wednesday

The band will hit the road in December

The Coral and Paul Simon perform live on ‘Jools Holland’ – watch

Kano was also among the guests on this week's show

The Coral – ‘Distance Inbetween’ Review

Thirteen years ago, after the release of their self-titled debut and its swift follow-up ‘Magic And Medicine’, The Coral really meant something. The Wirral scallies stood out with their technical brilliance, unique take on the psychedelia sound and their ability to write an absolute banger – in ‘Dreaming Of You’ they had one of the most effortlessly brilliant pop...

The Coral offer to tape over fans’ old cassette compilations with their new album

Band return after five years for new album 'Distance Inbetween' in March