The Coral working with John Leckie on new album

Wirral band back in the studio with Radiohead/Stone Roses producer

The Coral have been working with acclaimed producer John Leckie on their new album.

Leckie, who previously worked on The Stone Roses‘ 1989 debut album and Radiohead‘s 1995 breakthrough effort ‘The Bends’, is with the Wirral band are in the studio working on the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Roots And Echoes’.

The record will be the group’s first without any input from guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, who left in 2008.

“It’s a bit different because Bill‘s left, but it still sounds like The Coral,” frontman James Skelly told NME.COM. “There’s no point trying to replace him or compete [as a guitarist], it’s just a different thing.”

The LP, the band’s fifth full-length effort, is set to be released this year, though the band are yet to confirm a date.

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