10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While 2014’s The Long Way fashioned the raw pain of a break-up into The Coronas’ most aggressively stadium-shaped take on rock to date, the band reflect on love and life with a more understated, spacious sound on this follow-up. Opener “We Couldn’t Fake It” sets the tone with its bittersweet swirl of muted electronics and gently reverberating guitars, while the elegantly choppy “Gut Feeling” and slow-burning “Look at All the Lovers” prove that dialing back the bombast needn’t mean sacrificing instant, unforgettable melodies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While 2014’s The Long Way fashioned the raw pain of a break-up into The Coronas’ most aggressively stadium-shaped take on rock to date, the band reflect on love and life with a more understated, spacious sound on this follow-up. Opener “We Couldn’t Fake It” sets the tone with its bittersweet swirl of muted electronics and gently reverberating guitars, while the elegantly choppy “Gut Feeling” and slow-burning “Look at All the Lovers” prove that dialing back the bombast needn’t mean sacrificing instant, unforgettable melodies.

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About The Coronas

An Irish rock band that first came together under a different name (Kiros) and with some different members, the Coronas first hit the Dublin rock scene in late 2003, playing many of the top venues in the Irish metropolis. The original band, that is to say Kiros, came together when its four members -- all 15 years of age -- were still in school. The band played smaller venues, but the chemistry didn't last, and within three years the roster and name had been changed, first to Corona -- but that would have to be changed due to an Italian dance-pop outfit already using that particular moniker -- and finally to the Coronas. A live CD (Live in the Voodoo Lounge) caused enough of a buzz around town to justify the band's recording a debut EP, titled simply Corona EP, which was released in 2005. The Coronas' debut full-length, Heroes or Ghosts, was released in 2007. ~ Chris True

ORIGIN
Terenure, Dublin, Ireland
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2003

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