The Coronas Announce Headline Dublin Show
Saturday 17th June 2o23
Tickets €49.90 Incl. booking fee
Doors 7pm | Over 16's | Subject to licence
Show is under canvas
Ulster Hall, Belfast
4th December 2022
TRUE LOVE WAITED TOUR RESCHEDULED SOLD OUT DATES
Wednesday 14th 2022
Thursday 16th 2021 to Thursday 15th 2022
Friday 17th 2021 to Friday 16th 2022
Saturday 18th 2021 to Saturday 17th 2022
Sunday 19th 2021 to Sunday 18th 2022
THE CORONAS NO.1 ALBUM ‘TIME STOPPED’ OUT NOW
Irish indie legends The Coronas have announced news of a headline show at Fairview Park, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2023.
Tickets priced €49.90 inclusive go on sale at 10am this Friday, 14th October at 10am via Ticketmaster.ie. Subject to licence.
The band’s seventh studio album Time Stopped, is out now. It was preceded by three singles, ‘Write Our Own Soundtrack’, ‘Strive’ and ‘If You Let Me’, all of which have been well-received by radio and fans alike. Recorded in Camden Studios Dublin and Eastcote Studios in London and produced by George Murphy (Mumford & Sons, The Specials, Ellie Goulding) and mixed by Grammy award-winning Peter Katis (The National), Time Stopped also features many of The Coronas’ long-time collaborators and friends including Lar Kaye, Roisin O, Cian MacSweeney, Dave O’Keefe and John Broe.
Singer Danny O’Reilly takes us through the album, track by track:
Co-written with frequent collaborator Cian MacSweeney (lead singer of True Tides) it features a live Hare Krishna drum loop, recorded on Cian’s phone in the middle of Rathmines.
‘Don’t You Say You’re In Love’
When George Murphy (producer) heard the demo, he thought it was a strong contender for the opening track. The biggest change from the demo to the finished version was the “…or say I misunderstood…” section, which George felt the song needed and which I’m very glad we added.
‘Write Our Own Soundtrack’
It was written in the first lockdown, about how a new relationship can give hope and positivity, even if the world is falling apart around you. When everything is suddenly upside down, love and relationships are given a new perspective, and traditional ways of getting to know someone are thrown out the window.
‘If You Let Me’
A firm declaration of support, about those times when you see that someone you care about is going through a tough time and even though you know that you should wait until they ask for your help, you can’t stop yourself from telling them how you feel. We reckon that lyrically ‘If You Let Me’ is our answer to the Jackson 5’s ‘I’ll Be There’.
‘The Best Worrier’
Written on a cold winter’s night in Dingle, the song itself didn’t change too much since the early demo but sonically it completely transformed. Initially we thought we should approach it simply and keep it very bare but then we pushed the production on it with George Murphy.
The original demo was written with Cian in early 2020, before the pandemic madness. We knew it had potential as a radio single, which is not something we set out to accomplish anymore so when it happens organically there’s always a little sense of relief. Filled with melody, groove, synths and saxophone solos, Strive is an indie-pop song with an eighties feel.
Credit to the very talented writer/producer John Broe, with whom I co-wrote the song as well as Knoxy, Conor and my sister Roisin. John helped move the song from a simple song to something different, something that has a journey.
‘At least we’ll always have LA’
Another song written in Dingle in the lockdown, with John Broe and Roisin O. Some songs come really quickly and organically. Others take longer to adjust, develop and arrange. This one was definitely the latter. Some amazing playing from Knoxy and Conor on this song, and some great production from George.
‘Take Me With You If You’re Leaving’
It took me six albums but I finally started focussing a little more on production when writing over lockdown and this was one song that was almost entirely written on my laptop in Dingle in winter 2020. Also, the gorgeous mix by Phil Magee and Cian needs to be mentioned; this is one of my favourite mixes on the album.
Written initially by myself, Cian and Lar Kaye (All Tvvins, and member of Coronas’ live band) in Rathmines in 2020. We were very wary of having it too straight and wanted it to have some subtlety and depth, so it would fit with the rest of the album; the unusual drum pattern in the second half is a direct result of that strategy. Peter Katis did an amazing job on the mix.
‘Blessed to Call You My Own’
I always find a 3/4 waltz is a lovely change of pace on an album. We still see albums as a whole piece of work, and things like tempo and how tracks run into each other are big parts of how we put them together. I love this journey that the production takes you on this song and it features some lovely backing vocals from Cian and Roisin O.
Again written in Dingle in 2021. When the world gets turned upside down, it makes you realise what’s really important. I can’t wait to play this one live.
Time Stopped is out now. The Coronas will be embarking on a world tour with UK, EU, North American and Australian dates all in the calendar before Christmas. They then make a triumphant return to Dublin to do their now legendary series of Christmas gigs in the 3Olympia. All five nights are sold out from 14-18th December. This is preceded by a date in the Ulster Hall in Belfast on 4th December. The band will then return to Dublin next summer to play Fairview Park on Saturday 17th June.
See The Coronas live:
4 Dec - Ulster Hall, Belfast
14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Dec - 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin - SOLD OUT
Wed 28 December - INEC, Killarney
Sat 17 June - Fairview Park, Dublin – NEW SHOW
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