New Album ‘The Long Way’ set for release on November 21st
“Just Like That” The New Single
Released October 24th
With three double platinum albums under their belt, The Coronas announce details of their fourth album and debut major label LP ‘The Long Way’, set for release on November 21st through Island Records. The album will include the brand new single ‘Just Like That’ which is available to download from October 24th and previous single ‘All The Others’, released earlier this year.
This is the first release for the band through UK major label Island Records, home to some of the biggest artists in the world including Disclosure, Florence and The Machine, Mumford and Sons and Irish Artists U2, Hozier and Little Green Cars.
Most of ‘The Long Way’ was written and recorded before Island came on board with producer Eliott James (Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah and the Whale). “We met Eliott by chance,” says singer Danny O’Reilly. “We liked the albums he’d worked on before, but mostly we chose him because we got on. He’s very hands-on, he plays lots of instruments and he suggested some new directions for the songs we wouldn’t have come up with ourselves.”
The Coronas may call ‘The Long Way’ a new start, but really it’s a reboot. The eight years the four members, all still in their twenties, spent conquering their homeland is the cornerstone of the band they are now. Their journey began when childhood best friends Danny and bassist Graham Knox formed a band at school with Conor. They played their first gig aged 15. By the time they reached college, they had recruited Dave and had called themselves The Coronas.
The last eight years has seen The Coronas establish themselves as one of Ireland’s best-loved bands and sell out Ireland’s biggest venues.
“The last eight years have been a blast,” says Knoxy. “We look back and can’t believe what we’ve achieved. The highlights? Too many to mention. But for me, meeting Paul McCartney when we supported him. He asked who was the bassist. I said me. He said, ‘Okay, here’s my advice. Don’t break up.”
“And we haven’t,” laughs Danny. “We can’t. Paul McCartney said so.”