Title - 'Butterfly House'
Artist - The Coral
'Butterfly House' is the fifth studio album from Liverpool indie quintet The Coral. Indeed, it is their first release since 2007's Roots And Echoes, for some reason this 2010 album taking just over two years to write.
But, that aforementioned length in writing time might have something to do with them deciding to take to the road more inbetween, test-driving the material, adjusting along the way as needs be, before going into the studio to record it.
And, if so, that proved to be a wise move as Butterfly House - produced by John Leckie, famous for producing Radiohead's The Bends and The Stone Roses' self-titled debut - is one very accomplished, sound, complete package of a release.
That said there are (annoyingly) times when singer James Skelly's distinctive voice gets buried in the mixes, but not all the time; and luckily never for too long.
Taking a few of the songs, the title track, "Butterfly house" is one very beautifully-crafted track. Complete with multi-layered harmonies, the song is a massive plus to the album. The acoustic ballad, "Falling All Around You" is wicked too, but it's the distinctive xylophone on "Coney Island" that are the real gem here.