Pair worked together on The Lost Brothers' forthcoming album 'New Songs Of Dawn And Dust'
The Coral‘s keyboard player and songwriter Nick Power and the band’s former guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones have teamed up on a new album.
The pair have both contributed to The Lost Brothers‘ forthcoming album ‘New Songs Of Dawn And Dust’, which will be released on September 22.
Ryder-Jones produced the album for the duo at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios after returning from touring with Arctic Monkeys earlier in the year. Power, meanwhile, wrote a song on the album called ‘Hotel Loneliness’, and has also written a mystery poem that will appear in the liner notes. It’s the first time Ryder-Jones and Power have been involved in a project together since the former left The Coral in 2008. The song ‘Silver And Gold’ is available to stream at the bottom of the page, and can be downloaded for free.
The Lost Brothers are Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, and the album is their fourth. Of the album, Leech said: “We really respect Bill as a producer and musician and we are beyond chuffed with how the album turned out. It’s our best record so far. Nick Power was really involved in the song choice, too. The album’s ended up like a creepy Mexican sunrise over the Mersey.”
The Lost Brothers have spent the past few years touring, including support slots with Richard Hawley, Billy Bragg and M Ward, and are only recently returning to this side of the Atlantic having been based partly in Portland, Oregon – where they regularly recorded with Brendan Benson – as well as Nashville and upstate New York.
They will support St Paul And The Broken Bones next month and throughout September. They are also playing an in-store at Rough Trade East on September 22. Ryder-Jones was a founder member of The Coral. Since his departure he has pursued a solo career, releasing two solo albums – ‘If’, in 2011, and ‘A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart’ in 2013. The Coral, meanwhile, have been on an indefinite break since releasing sixth album ‘Butterfly House’ in 2010. Speaking to NME in 2013, the band’s Ian Skelly said he had no idea how long the break would be.
The Lost Brothers play:
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (August 28)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (29)
Glasgow Oran Mor (September 1)
Manchester Gorilla (2)
London Electric Ballroom (3)
Birmingham Temple (4)