The band charm the pants off their native Liverpool with a shock acoustic set...

Coral played a surprise acoustic set in LIVERPOOL over the weekend.

Singer James Skelly and guitarists Bill Ryder-Jones and Lee Southall filled in for an act that had pulled out by playing an impromptu acoustic performance at the legendary Bandwagon club night in Liverpool’s Zanzibar (July 5).

Their appearance was not advertised, but word of mouth spread quickly and the trio played eight songs to a 250-strong capacity crowd.

One excited female fan told NME.COM it was better than the band’s recent Midsummer Night’s Scream homecoming gig.

“It’s been over a year since their last show at the Bandwagon and to see such a unique performance in this atmosphere is simply amazing,” she said. “It just goes to show what great songwriters Coral are when their tunes work so well like this.”

The set included unplugged renditions of forthcoming single ‘Pass It On’ as well as unreleased tracks ‘Tears’ and ‘Boy At The Window’, which Skelly dedicated to The Bandits guitarist Gary.

Finishing on debut album’s skiffle-pop anthem ‘Dreaming Of You’ to calls for an encore, Skelly and co. could barely contain their glee at having given the Banwagon faithful something extra special to remember them by.

The band release second LP ‘Magic & Medicine’ on July 28. They play a one-off show at London Camden Electric Ballroom on July 21. The show has already sold out.