Its been a busy summer. Since the release of their last single, The Coral have conquered the festival circuit, slain Top Of The Pops and adorned the NME front cover and, of course, met a few aliens along the way. All in a months work, really.
Taken from their Panasonic Mercury Music Prize nominated and top-five bothering debut album, stand-out moment Dreaming Of You is currently blaring out of most households wireless. With more hooks than a Peter Pan costume party and harmonies layered like Mississippi Mud Pie, this is The Coral purifying their rich syrup of ideas through the filter of keen melody rather than hurling it gaily from your stereo. Unsurprisingly, its a winner.
Spread over a two-CD set, Dreaming Of You comes backed with four new bijous of musical plundering in order for continued chart eligibility. CD1 features classic live favourite Follow The Sun - the one that guitarist Lee penned and sings on and Answer Me. CD2 comes with more recent live favourite Sweet Sue and equally sweet acoustic lament Another Turn In The Lock.