Interview – Coral Palms

Coral Palms are a British indie pop band with an catchy sound to their music – I checked out their song Something In The Air recently and really enjoyed it. Find out more about the band below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled Something In The Air, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased? What does the title refer to?

Something In The Air is about meeting somebody on a night out and the various scenarios that arise from that chance meeting. It’s about the electric energy that keeps you out until 3am without feeling tired – that’s what’s in the air. You can stream it on Spotify and Apple Music.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

Well we began releasing music at the height of the pandemic, so it hasn’t hindered us in that respect, however, playing live, or rather, the lack of was a huge blow to us – we aim to make up for that this year and have a lot of live shows on the calendar. 

What is the writing and recording process like for you? 

Normally someone gets the ball rolling with a guitar riff or a vocal line, and then everybody jumps in to develop the track around that. It’s never formulaic or strictly one thing, which is what keeps the writing process fresh and exciting.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Absolutely, look out for some new music around spring time.

Do you have plans to release an EP or album anytime soon?

A concept album or an EP has always been something we would like to do – at some point we will, but it will have to be when the time is right and we feel people are ready to listen. 

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

A lot of other names in indie-pop, Larkins have been a huge hit with us recently, Jaws, also we’re all big fans of DJ/ songwriter SG Lewis – not really indie pop or rock but we all seem to connect when it comes to his music. 

You’re based in London – what is the music scene like in your City? Are you influenced by your surroundings?

We have strong links with Devon and The South West, which has often influenced our work but being now based in London, it’s mostly the juxtaposition between coast and city that inspires some of our lyrical ideas. We have had our best shows in both London and Torquay – big love to anyone who’s seen us play those shows. 

Do you have any tour dates lined up? 

Yes. We have some dates coming up, keep your eyes peeled.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

Anyone who has seen us already can vouch we put on a show – we don’t hold back when it comes to a gig. A gig to us is like a party, if we’re having fun, you will be too. And the music is pretty sick!

Any last words for the fans?

Stay with us, we’ve got big plans for 2022 and we hope to be on a stage in your city very soon!.