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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Skelly: The Coral will be back

James Skelly says The Coral felt under-appreciated

James Skelly has revealed that The Coral will reunite some time in the future.

The group's frontman, who has released his debut solo album Love Undercover, said the band will wait for a while before returning to record another album.

"We will make an album at some point, but we've not started making it," he said.

The band announced they were taking a hiatus in 2010 to focus on their individual projects, and James hinted that the break was because they felt under-appreciated by the industry and listeners.

"The last album, Butterfly House, was our best, in my opinion, but the radio didn't want to support it, we couldn't get on TV, and in the end you get sick of being called 'the UK's most underrated band' as we had been forever, and you think, 'Why doesn't anyone buy the record then?'," he said.

"It was like we were being taken for granted, so we've decided to leave it for a bit, until people want us again, or there's an offer on the table."

The singer added: "We've left it on a high with a great album, and we'll come back refreshed, with loads of new experiences from all doing solo albums, refreshed and ready."

In the meantime, James will reunite with his bandmates for his UK tour.

"I can't wait. There are a few of the lads from The Coral in the band. Like when my brother Ian (drummer in The Coral) toured his solo album earlier this year, we all played for him, so it's the other way around now," he said.

:: James Skelly And The Intenders begin a UK tour on June 6. For more information, visit www.jamesskellyandtheintenders.com.

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