No title yet, but there are seven backing tracks and two track titles so far...

Coral are well on the way to finishing their second album, and plan to release it in April next year, NME.COM can reveal.

The band have been working on the follow-up to their Top Five self-titled debut in the Elevator studios in Liverpool. A five-day session in early October saw them come up with seven backing tracks. While there is no album title yet, two track titles, ‘Careless Hands’ and ‘So You Think You’re The First’, have been decided.

“It’s much, much rawer than the first,” Coral manager Alan Wills told NME.COM. “They’re trying to capture a lot of it in just one take. They been listening to a lot of Miles Davis and they want to capture that one-take feel. They’re going to keep the overdubs to a minimum. They’ve just had Super Furry Animals’ horn section in the studio.”

After [a][/a] finish their current UK tour with a hometown show in Liverpool on Friday (October 18), they’ll return to the studio for a further five days. They’ll then head to the US for their first ever shows, follow that with a nine-date tour of Europe and then hole up in Elevator again.

“They’ll finish the album over Christmas,” Wells said. “If the band had their way, it’d come out straight after Christmas, but we’re looking at a spring release, probably April.”