Interview - Coral Snake

Today for a chit-chat with Coral Snake, a Hard rock band that has just released their new single, Slow motion (click here for the video clip).

Hi guys and welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release Slow motion.
The makings of Slow Motion began five years ago on a night filled with pizza, beer and fire (a chiminea truthfully) when we were simply friends hanging out. The foundations were born through the opening riff and the first lines of the chorus came to Jamie while staring into the flames. From there the remainder of the song's structure and lyrics (focusing on breaking through toxicity and finding beauty in the ashes) were developed. Fast forward four years and as a band we took it to the next level, developing it to what you hear today. A song that builds from a light, airy intro to a powerful, epic ending.

- How would you describe your sound?
A combination of groove laden riffs, hard hitting drums and powerful vocals. We combine old school rock n’ roll roots with a modern flavour. Think Led Zeppelin, Guns n Roses meets Alter Bridge, Nickelback & Black Stone Cherry.

- What do you write about?
We create music that is powerful, honest and passionate. To do that, we draw a lot from personal experience plus things that we enjoy and inspire us.

- What do you listen to when you are home?
We’re all huge Alter Bridge fans so you’d certainly find that playing in any of our homes. Chris is a Slash fan through and through, Jamie loves a bit of Linkin Park and Joe although he says he’s a rock/metal fan, will always have some 90’s pop on the go at any time.

- Your favourite live performance so far?
Supporting Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons in Sunderland. We learned a lot from the experience and won over some new fans which we got to hang out with after. To be given the chance to support such a band was a really humbling experience and reassured us that we are producing music that is hitting the spot for people.

- Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
During the recording of Slow Motion we had to all go into the studio at separate times due to the COVID restrictions in the UK. This meant we couldn’t provide feedback and input to each other immediately and had to record certain ideas on our phones and send them to each other. One such instance was the outro of the song where Jamie holds the last long note. We suggested the idea that Jamie holds that note but we never actually knew on the day if he did it. He told us it didn’t work out but when we got the mixes a couple of weeks later Joe had it on for the first time in the car while driving and when he heard Jamie had nailed it, his jaw dropped. It turns out Jamie is good at pulling our legs.

- Your favourite albums?
Jamie: Linkin Park - Meteora
Chris: Guns N Roses – Appetite for Destruction
Joe: Alter Bridge – One Day Remains

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer?
Myles Kennedy

- What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
A continuous supply of Flamin Hot Cheetos

- What are your plans for the near future?
Joe likes to run with the planning of things and is a sucker for a spreadsheet. So much so he has the entirety of 2022 planned out. Expect a lot of music releases and gigs to complement them. 2022 is going to be busy but we are sure as hell ready to deliver.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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