The Coronas -‘Closer To You’
Over in Ireland, Dublin’s Coronas have certainly made their mark. A platinum-selling band in Ireland, they are apparently the biggest selling independent artist in Ireland and beat U2, The Script and Snow Patrol to the best album in the Meteor Awards in 2010 with their debut album Tony Was An Ex Con.
Fair play to ’em. Closer To You is a pleasant enough album, and it’s easy to see how they would go down well at festivals. It’s not particularly anything these ears haven’t heard before, and that may prove to be their stumbling block, that in an already over-crowded market, there’s not a lot here that really sets tyhem apart from their peers.
That said, there’s some strong tunes here in ‘Blind Will Lead The Blind’ and the album’s title track. It is more than an average album -but it needs something else to truly stick.
Closer To You is out on May 28.