Irish rockers The Coronas formed as teenagers back in 2003 and have enjoyed a steady upward trajectory ever since, leading up to Trust the Wire, their fifth album and first on their own imprint, So Far So Good Records. The album explores age-old themes of disappointment and disillusionment, sometimes at the hands of interpersonal relationships and sometimes via the fickle music industry.
“We started off as a really small local band,” says frontman Danny O’Reilly. “Then we got a little bit of radio play, and we went up through the venues in Ireland, but it was always baby steps. Then we moved to London and signed with a major record label, and we got our first knock back when it didn’t work out, and we got dropped. So Trust the Wire is about reassessing what we were doing and moving forward with a vengeance.”
Trust the Wire features the band’s trademark soaring vocals, driving guitar rhythms and pointed, sometimes poignant lyrics, written while the members all shared a house in Dingle on the Atlantic coast of Ireland during the summer of 2016. From there,they moved on to London and Eastcote Studios in Notting Hill to record with Elliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club), who also produced their previous release, The Long Way.