- 14 Nov 14
THE CORONAS’ MAJOR LABEL DEBUT IS BURSTING WITH AMBITION.
After releasing a trio of double platinum records and regularly playing to thousands on home-soil, you’d be forgiven for thinking The Coronas might be tempted to rest on their laurels. However, if there’s one thing new album The Long Way demonstrates without a shadow of doubt, it’s that the the flames of ambition burn brighter than ever before.
Their first record to be released via-a major label, the new LP feels like a real statement of intent. Clearly keen to leverage their impressive success on Irish soil onto an international level, The Coronas are aided here by proven hit-maker Eliott James (who has produced Two Door Cinema Club and Kaiser Chiefs), and together they’ve created a rousing indie-pop offering, full of big, radio-friendly tracks. While some risks don’t quite pay off (the 1975-isms of ‘Get Loose’ aren’t my cuppa), when they hit their stride they’re positively unstoppable. The uptempo ‘Just Like That’ already feels like an anthem, the folksy ‘Tell Me Again’ shows a growth and maturity in songwriting and the title-track, ‘The Long Way’, is a big, Beatles-ish, piano-driven ballad, which Macca himself would be proud of. This is a thoroughly excellent record that may well be The Coronas’ ticket to international success.
OUT NOVEMBER 21.