Sunday 5 October 2014

Coronation Ball - New Waves

Coronation Ball might come from a town where its most well-known music venue is a converted public toilet and will soon be releasing an EP with a title that draws associations to a soft core porn series from the 80’s, but don’t let that put you off because this group are creating a vein of indie pop that has plenty of attention to detail and enough originality to be worth your time without a hint of urinals or boobs.

Amongst the Tunbridge Wells’ band's secret weapons is their vocalist Dominic Scott who possesses a refined tone that is the musical equivalent of a fine claret; he sings in a way that sounds well-mannered but is never shackled in, his voice able to soar when it needs to. The one vague comparison we can think of is Jake Shillingford of My Life Story, but that comparison probably means nothing to 97% of Breaking More Waves readers. If you’re part of that 97% your mission today is to listen to the songs Sparkle, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and Strumpet by said band and broaden your mid-90’s nearly-made-its pop knowledge. 

But it isn’t just the vocals that impress. Coronation Ball write songs that are musically intriguing, managing to couple a sense of the mysterious with the flamboyant. Take a listen to their newest tune I Feel Fine from their forthcoming Electric Blue EP below as well as the excellent God Be Careful and You Have My Heart on their Soundcloud. We’re particularly fond of the line “out of my head, revolting in bed,” on I Feel Fine, but of course readers of Breaking More Waves won’t relate to that will you? You’re all far too nice for that sort of stuff, right?

Wow, we got all the way through that blog post without mentioning that suit.

Coronation Ball - I Feel Fine

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