James Skelly and the Intenders announce 2013 UK tour

Posted: 15th March 2013
The Coral's singer rallies with new album and band for summer concerts, tickets on sale now

Fears that Liverpool jangly-pop wizards The Coral are calling it a day can be quashed right now - the band are currently taking a hiatus which normally means a year or two out of the limelight to engage in a burst of solo activity. There is also a seventh album in the pipeline, although some way off from being released due to the individual members' busy schedules with new albums.

First out of the traps was drummer Ian Skelly with his debut set, "Cut From a Star", released last year, with his brother James now hot on his heels with his debut solo set. Entitled "Love Undercover", the 11-song album is due for release on 3rd June and sees the sibling broaden his creative horizons with a different set of musicians installed for the sessions, whilst still retaining the pin-sharp song-writing you know and love with The Coral, albeit with a slight blues and rock angle. Thus, the name on the flyers for his upcoming tour reads as James Skelly and the Intenders.

Just after the album appears, the band will embark on a UK tour beginning with Leeds on 6th June, followed by Sheffield, Liverpool, Camden and more until Manchester on the 15th. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and are priced from £10.50 to £12.50.

Paul Pledger