Thursday, January 10, 2008

Coral grief

News from everyone's favourite bunch of cheeky off-kilter Scouse popsters - no, not The Zutons. Or Space. Or the Wizards of Twiddly.

It's The Coral, in fact, who have parted company with guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones (for the second time, actually.)

There's a statement:

“The Coral would like to announce that Bill Ryder-Jones has left the band. The Coral will carry on as a five piece and are currently writing and recording new material.”

The fact that Noel Gallagher has been sniffing round the bag like an elderly tiger with the scent of lavender may or may not have had an influence on his decision.