Frontman Chris Caines from the English rock band Coasts sat down with York Calling to discuss the new album, a UK tour and more.
You have a new album up for release in August, don’t you? Are you
We can’t wait for our fans to hear what we’ve been working on. I’m really
looking forward to playing the songs in a live setting and getting that
instant reaction. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
What can you tell us about the album, and what is the release date?
The record is out on 18th August and is called ‘This Life’. It explores the
human condition through our eyes. We’ve experienced a lot in the past few
years and it’s a documentation of all of that.
You released your debut last year, are we right in thinking it was
received quite well by both the critics and the fans? How did that feel?
It’s hard to quantify how well it has done from the inside. We are still
going as a band so it can’t have been totally dreadful!
How have you found writing your new album, compared to the old one? How
has the process changed, and if it has, why do you think that is?
The first album was written over the course of about four years and is a
reflection of our formative years as a band and group of friends whereas
this record was written in less than a year and about a very specific period
of time. Dealing with what we were going through as a band and individuals.
You worked with some pretty big names in the studio this time around,
such as producers Dan Bryer, Tim Larcombe, and Duncan Mills. What was that
like, and how do you think that changed how the album came out?
We actually worked with the latter two on the first record and so not too
much changed. What changed was how we wrote the songs. We decided to change
methods throughout and so I think we have a much more rounded record.
You’re also embarking on a big UK tour in September too. Do you still
find it nerve wracking, or are you more excited?
Playing live is probably the best thing about being in this band. Our live
shows are a strong point for us so we can’t wait to get back on tour and
play these new songs.
You’re playing a gig at Fibbers in York – near us! Have you played here
before, and are you looking forward to it?
We’ve never played York before but we’ve heard that Fibbers is a great venue
so we’re looking forward to that show. It’ll be nice to see some new faces
in the audience!
Do you get much chance to see the places you play in, and do you choose
where you go? Is there anywhere you are particularly looking forward to
Yeah we should have some time to explore. We’re looking forward to visiting
the places we’ve never played before, like York. We’ll need a tour guide!
Why do you think people should come and see you perform live, and what
can people expect from a Coasts show?
You can expect tonnes of energy. We put absolutely everything into our live
show and like it to feel like a huge party.
Any last words for the fans?
Buy a ticket for a show. We can’t wait to see you guys!