For years we have found that often when Coal performs, the sky weeps with heavy rain, seasonal or not. Fitting then that The Ruse was recorded at Vera's house amid thunder storms and torrential downpour.
Collectively Coal would like to thank Nicolai Roos and Christopher Tuck for all the effort and input that helped shape this album, along with all the fans that have become friends over the past few years. You are all very special to us and we have been consistently awestruck by your continued support and appreciation of our music.
Ross says thanks to the band wives for all the fine vibes and to Silvia for being brilliant.
Linda says thank you to the Kokot family for the loan of that first Coal keyboard (complete with elephant trumpeting), my dear friends and family for their support, Simon for his inspiring love, and Helen, Vera, Cath and Ross for all the years of laughter, goosebumps and tea.
Helen can't begin to adequately express her adoration to the band, not enough biscuits in the world to give! I also owe so much to Claire Ullyett, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Amantha Bezuidenhout, Emma Cook, and all 3 of my parents.
Cathy says thank you to Coal for the tea, biscuits and great music. The best therapy is always singing the shit out of our songs and talking rubbish. Thank you to my love, Christopher. You inspire me to be a better musician every day. To all the musicians, sound engineers and Gurus who have helped us on our way, thanks for the memories and see you out and about!
released October 16, 2015
Coal is Vera Vukovic (Guitar and Vocals)
Linda Scarborough (Keyboard and Backing Vocals)
Cathy Davy (Vocals and Violin)
Ross Campbell (Drums and Percussion)
Helen Westcott (Bass)
All songs written by Coal
Recorded and Mixed by Nicolai Roos
Additional Mixing and Mastering by Christopher Tuck (www.darkpopchris.com
Photography by Deborah Rossouw
Design by Vera Vukovic and Ross Campbell
Artwork by Cathy Davy
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