The Coronas have announced a Manchester show at Night and Day. The announcement comes a few weeks ahead of the release of their new album Trust The Wire, which is due out on 23 June.
The Coronas’ fifth album may surprise some fans as it promises an infusion of electronics, atmospherics and a new-found sense of adventure. Acoustic guitars still feature, but take a back seat to synths and organs in an album which aims to capture the perspective leaving home gave them.
Trust The Wire was written on the quartet’s return to their native Dublin after almost four years away. After a rollercoaster three years, including a stint on a major label before deciding to do things their own way, first single We Couldn’t Fake It recounts the band’s realisation that they were right to trust their instincts, rather than be swayed by a label only seeking sales. The album covers themes of misconceptions, a feeling of isolation and antisocial tendancies, self-belief and stepping of out of their comfort zone.
Trust the Wire was written last summer at a rented house in Dingle. “It’s a beautiful, isolated place where we’ve been going our whole lives,” says Danny. The band then returned to London and Notting Hill’s Eastcote Studios to record with producer Eliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club), with whom they made The Long Way.
“It’s the first time we’ve used the same producer twice,” says Danny. “We love Eliot’s ideas. There’s a trust between us. He knows that we’re prepared to push the boundaries and how to help us do that. There were songs on The Long Way that introduced synths and new sounds and we wanted to continue with that, but take it further. Eliot encouraged us to experiment with techniques and pick up instruments we’d never played before. What instruments? Different keyboards and drum machines mostly. We weren’t in there trying to learn the trumpet.”
Where and when do The Coronas play in Manchester?
The Coronas headline at Night and Day on 20 October 2017.
When do tickets for The Coronas at Night and Day go on sale?
Tickets for The Coronas at Night and Day go on sale at 9am on 2 June 2017.