The Coral’s “1000 Years” single has a great retro sound

by John Curley—The Coral’s latest single, “1000 Years,” sounds like a great old rock single that was recently discovered in a time capsule. It brings to mind Crosby, Stills, and Nash circa 1972. Given that, it is appropriate that the video for the single (which can be seen above) should also have a retro look to it. The “1000 Years” video reminds me of some of the promotional films that The Beatles shot for their late 1960s singles. 

The Coral’s “1000 Years” single is being released this Monday, July 5th, in the UK with their latest album, Butterfly House, following on Monday, July 12th. The album doesn’t have an American release date yet. 

A free download of the title track from Butterfly House is available from The Coral’s official Web site

I saw The Coral open for The Who at a Teenage Cancer Trust show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March 2004. They were excellent. And they are just another of the many great UK-based bands that just don’t seem to get a fair listen in America. The programmers on the rock radio stations in America really need to open up their ears a bit and give a listen to some of the music coming out of the UK at the moment.

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The Coral’s new single, “1000 Years,” sounds like it could’ve been released in 1972. (Photo of The Coral by Kevin Power.)

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