The Coral make their live return to London

Oasis watch as band pack out the Astoria

The Coral made their live London return last night (June 18), packing out the Astoria and treating them to a concoction of previous hits and new songs.

Watched by the whole of Oasis, James Skelly bounded on stage brandishing his maracas, before simply introducing the band with “Hello, we’re The Coral.”

The band dived headfirst into tunes from their debut self-titled album, including ’Spanish Main’, ’Simon Diamond’ and ’Goodbye’.

The band also played tracks from 2003’s chart-topping ’Magic And Medicine’, including the singles ’Don’t Think You’re The First’ and ’Pass It On’.

New songs from the forthcoming ’Roots And Echoes’ album were simply introduced and rapturously received by the swelling crowd, and included new single ’Who’s Gonna Find Me’ in addition to ’Jacqueline’ and ’In The Rain’.

Briefly addressing the rising temperature of the venue, Skelly exclaimed “It’s fucking hot!” before rewarding fans with ’Dreaming Of You’ and ‘In The Morning’.

The band quickly returned to the stage, the encore consisting of ‘I Remember When’ and ’Bill McCai’.

Support came in the form of Kate Nash, who graced the stage earlier on in the evening.