Friday, July 23, 2010

Sounds Of Yesterday

Today I am going to focus on a band that has been around for some time but still haven't gotten the attention they deserve. This band is The Coral from Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside. They have released 5 albums in total so far including The Coral, Magic & Medicine, The Invisible Invasion, Roots & Echoes and most recently Butterfly House. They have also released a limited edition EP titled Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker along with a The Singles Collection which was released as a double album. It included a brand new single "Being Somebody Else" plus a bonus disc of rarities and b-sides. Their first 2 albums and their EP were produced by Ian Broudie (of Lightning Seeds fame) and The Invisible Invasion was produced by Adrian Utley and Geoff Barrow (of Portishead fame). Their newest album Butterfly House was produced by John Leckie (who has produced Stone Roses, Radiohead, Muse and The Verve). Get a glimpse inside below:

"Dreaming of You"

"Skeleton Key"

"Pass It On"

"Bill Mccai"

"Don't Think You're The First"

"In The Morning"

"Something Inside of Me"

"Who's Gonna Find Me"

"Put The Sun Back"

"Being Somebody Else"

"1000 Years"

Because I will be busy over the next couple of days it's a three peat so next up are 2 label mates of The Coral on Deltasonic records. The first band is now defunct but no less worth mentioning The Dead 60s. They released only 2 albums in their short career The Dead 60s and Time To Take Sides. They had more of a ska sound reminiscent of The Clash and some solid singles. Listen below and a little herbal blend wouldn't hurt the experience, not that I condone drug use whatsoever:

"Riot Radio Version 1"

"Riot Radio Version 2"

"You're Not The Law"

"Loaded Gun"

"Stand Up"

Finally we have a great band of scousers The Zutons. They are also from Liverpool and have released 3 albums so far including Who Killed....The Zutons?, Tired of Hanging Around and You Can Do Anything. Their single "Valerie" was covered by Amy Winehouse and brought more attention to the band when the song reached #2 in the UK. Hard to describe exactly what their sound is but have a listen and see what you think:

"Pressure Point"

"You Will You Won't"

"Don't Ever Think (Too Much)"

"Why Won't You Give Me Your Love"


"Oh Stacey (Look What You've Done)"

"It's The Little Things We Do"

"Always Right Behind You"

Put a little bit o' soul in your rock n roll!!

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