Wirral space cowboys The Coral are currently on one of those extended hiatuses, so it’s a neat trick to pull a ‘new’ album out of the can to keep the embers glowing. Recorded between 2005’s ‘The Invisible Invasion’ and 2007’s ‘Roots & Echoes’, ‘The Curse Of Love’ is a neat record, filled with the mystic folk and lithe psychedelia that made them so refreshing back in the day. The knowledge that it was produced on a Tascam eight-track recorder adds to the dusted off aesthetic, but the real goods are in the dream-like, Lennon-flavoured beauty of ‘Gently’ and the powerful fuzz-bombs of ‘The Watcher In The Distance’, songs that should never have gathered dust in the first place.
- Record label: Skeleton Key
- Release date: 20 Oct, 2014