Coral Caves - Sometimes Shine
Hailing from Leeds in the United Kingdom, Coral Caves, led by guitarist and singer, Christos Pappas, released their second EP called "Sometimes Shine" recently, which is a dark, melancholia filled record that takes the listener on a brief rollercoaster trip with songs as potential open letters to an ex- girlfriend or wife after a devastating breakup.
At times, you hear a sadder version of psychedelic 60's Jim Morrison, 70's "Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd and Dire Straits with a little 90's Stone Temple Pilots thrown in.
Singing softly yet dramatically with a slight accent, you empathize with the pain Pappas is going through and feel like you just want to give him a hug (in a non-cheesy way). It's very clear dark times inspired this music. With lyrics like "Sometimes you look for an answer to your thousand painful tears", rainbows and lollipops are nowhere to be found here. The second track, "Shine" breaks up the gloom with a 90's grunge flavored track, as the singer pleads with and chastises the listener to let the sun shine.
"Sometimes Shine" is definitely worth a listen with crisp production, great band chemistry and the moody and broody will undeniably connect with this EP.
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