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Coral Caves RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘This night love bleeds’

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Christos Pappas announces the come back for his band Coral Caves, 10 years after debut album ‘Labyrinth’s Path’ & unveils their new sound & direction with the 2020 produced single ‘This night love bleeds’. Described by the artist as a musical trip from Greece & the Balkans to the West, a prisma of Greek & Balkan music traditions in a post-modern context.‘This night love bleeds’ will be available to stream & download on 27th May 2020.

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This is an anniversary release, celebrating the 10 years after Coral Caves’ 1st album release & 8 years after their 2nd and last Ep Album ‘Sometimes Shine’ (CPS-Records 2012). Recalling the writing of the album, Christos comments that: I composed & produced that album in a very emotionally tense period of my life. Labyrinth’s path for me acts as a catharsis for all the mournful emotions I experienced that period. Is an expressionistic music journey, a diving trip to the emotions and senses.

‘This night love bleeds’ is a re-recorded, re-mixed and re-produced song in 2020. It combines some of the original recordings from Labyrinth’s Path album release in 2010! The new and the old generate and unveil the new direction that the band will take onwards. Guitars substitute the Lute & Bouzouki. The Saxophone performances, scores and melodies are inspired from Greek traditions, while the Brass instruments incite and invite you to the sound of the Balkans. Lyrically as its bold title states, it refers to erotic/personal relationships; times of romance and tenderness have gone.

Coral Caves Reviews:

BBC Radio :  ‘Coral Caves – Absolutely Brilliant!’

Jumbo Records (UK) : Dark and mysterious…this album slowly hypnotises you into it’s funeral paced world…From the atmospheric Tenor and Alto Sax to the eeriness of Christos Pappas’s vocals this mournful, yet fresh story brings to mind the doomier side of the Doors and perhaps a more folky version of a deathly opera. Excellent stuff.

SOS – Sound on Sound magazine (UK) : ‘Christos Pappas describes his album as “a musical trip from Greece and the Balkans to the West”. Which, thankfully, doesn’t mean endless bouzouki solos over happy house beats; the blend of East and West is handled here with commendable subtlety and thought. Acoustic guitars “substitute the lute and bouzouki” but usually take a back seat to saxophone, clarinet, and Christos’ doleful baritone voice. The recording is mostly naturalistic rather than ‘produced’, leaving the heavy lifting to the playing and arrangements. Both are very nicely done..’ Sam Inglis

Alt Sounds.com (USA) :Coral Caves is a band from Leeds fronted by Christos Pappas and The Labyrinth’s Path is their sophomore album. There is some serious deep, dark, progressive late 1960’s/early 1970’s folk going on here. The Labyrinth’s Path is a strange album…but I do like it.The first thing I noticed upon hearing the new Coral Caves is their strong King Crimson influence. I’m talking about the mellow, hazy, deep, dark, horn and string driven albums such as In the Wake of Poseidon and Islands. There is also a strong Pink Floyd influence here. I love the use of horns throughout the album and the gloomy, folksy guitar work is great too. The music reminds a bit of Leonard Cohen’s at times and the lyrics and vocals are dark and tortured and they tend to head a bit in the same direction as well. Christos Pappas’ vocals can be deep and disturbing when they want to be…

I have become addicted to the Coral Caves’ hazy, funereal, death folk. The Labyrinth’s Path is a very slow moving and laid back album. From the first track ’The Night Love Bleeds (Part 1)’ you know what you are getting into and that you are there for the long haul. The music has a way of building and subsiding like the tides…With that being said there are some great tracks on The Labyrinth’s Path such as ‘Ticking Away’ with it’s Pink Floyd-like dirge and ‘Black Curtains’ for it’s sheer, dark beauty. I highly recommend playing ‘Black Curtains’, then if you like what you hear, listen to the rest and if you want even more again, pick up the album. It’s well worth your time and money.”

Τζαζ & Jazz (Greece) :“(Greece) ﷽     band will take onwards. song taken from the AlΈνα άλλο σχήμα που έχει για έδρα του την Αγγλία, το Leeds πιο συγκεκριμένα, είναι και οι Coral Caves του Χρήστου Παππά. Το άλμπουμ τους “Labyrinth’s Path” αγγίζει, και αυτό, folk περιοχές, διαμορφωμένες μέσα από μία περισσότερο rock αντίληψη. Ένα είδος progressive-folk; Ίσως. Με τα πνευστά (τα σαξόφωνα ας πούμε) να θυμίζουν… άγνωστα συγκροτήματα του παρελθόντος, όπως τους Titus Groan φερ’ ειπείν. Ο Παππάς έχει ιδέες (οι οποίες, πάντα, επιδέχονται βελτίωση) έχει και «σωστές» επιρροές (Debussy, Pink Floyd, Πετρολούκας Χαλκιάς, Ψαραντώνης, όπως ο ίδιος λέει), Καλύτερες στιγμές το “This night love bleeds”, αλλά και το έσχατο 15λεπτο “Hersonysos”, με τους σαφείς υπαινιγμούς από King Crimson, το οποίον φανερώνει πως ο Παππάς γνωρίζει να χειρίζεται τη μεγάλη – οργανική – φόρμα.»

Prodagon.gr (Greece) :“Coral Caves: Στην Αγγλία έκαναν αίσθηση, τους παίζει το ραδιόφωνο του BBC κι ας είναι μια ανεξάρτητη παραγωγή και πίσω από αυτήν, στη μουσική, τους στίχους, και την ερμηνεία ένας έλληνας. Ο Χρήστος Παππά, είχε στις αποσκευές του φτάνοντας από τα Γιάννενα στο Λονδίνο, την αγάπη για τη μουσική, τις σπουδές τουστο Ωδείο για το master που θα ακολουθούσε και επιρροές που ξεκινούσαν από τις ροκ αγάπες του μέχρι το κλαρίνο του Πετρολούκα Χαλκιά.”

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New C-DRAIN Single & Music Video out 24/6!!!


Indie-rocker C-DRAIN has unveiled a new video for his brand new single Anhydrous, which arrives on streaming and download platforms on 24/6.

The atmospheric slice of indie blends with cinematic arrangement and production in this emotional duet with evocative vocal performances and lyrics. 

More News Soon!

***C-DRAIN in #TOP 5 New Alternative Rock bands around the WORLD***

***CDRAIN in #TOP5 #New #AlternativeRock #bands around the #WORLD***by Wtyt 960 #USA! This is kinda AWESOME really..! best line about new single Come On! : ‘If they fancy to dance in indie mood they should!’ read more below – cheers for the cool review, adding Come On! on main playlist & presenting new #NoPlumbingBusiness Ep Album to #WTYT960

#Listen / Buy Full Album:
♫ Spotify: goo.gl/c3iutm 
♫ iTunes: goo.gl/MgJzri
YouTube : https://youtu.be/AqRhzMLP3qw
*No Plumbing Business Ep Album Out Now!!! 

#Available in all major web-stores & on #CD by CPS-Records. 

C-DRAIN Live & New Ep album Launch: 1/3 Ioannina @Route 66, 15/3 Athens @ Faust.

C-DRAIN full band live & New Ep Album Launch : THU 1st of March Ioannina @Route 66, and THU March 15 Athens @ Faust. More TBA!

Ioannina event: https://www.facebook.com/events/949935158516293/ 

Live @ Faust, Athens Press Release:


C-DRAIN Live & Παρουσίαση Δίσκου!

Ο C-DRAIN επιστρέφει με νέο δίσκο για ένα μοναδικό Full-Band Live στο FAUST την Πέμπτη 15/3. Αφηχθής απο το Λονδίνο και μετά απο χρόνια μουσικών περιηγήσεων στο εξωτερικό, θα κάνει την παρουσίαση της νέας του δουλειάς το “No Plumbing Business!” Ep, που έχει λάβει ήδη εξαιρετικές κριτικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, με broadcasts στο BBC RADIO και προβολή του από τον μεγάλο Brian Wilson των The Beach Boys!

Ο C-DRAIN – κατα κόσμον Christos Pappas – θα παρουσιάσει με την μπάντα του ένα πρόγραμμα με τα νέα του κομμάτια απο το νέο δίσκο *No Plumbing Business Ep, αλλά και πρόσφατα αγαπημένα όπως και “πειραγμένες” διασκευές και απο το προηγούμενο του «Covers Unplugged Ep» όπως και πολλές εκπλήξεις! Ένα πρόγραμμα πλαισιωμένο με πολλή ενέργεια, ηλεκτρικό και ακουστικό ήχο, βγαλμένο κατευθείαν από την Βρετανική σκηνή με indie αισθητική, που κυμαίνεται από το Αγγλικό post-80’s rock, Αμερικάνικο folk, μέχρι Ska, indie-Dance αλλά και Alternative διαδρομές…!

New Single : Come On! : https://youtu.be/AqRhzMLP3qw



Christos Pappas – Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Spiros Foukis – Drums
Dimitris Varouxis – Bass Guitar
Alex Karadimos – Electric Guitar & Effects
Marialena Evangelaki – Violin & Backing Vocals

Έναρξη : 9:30
Damage: 6€
Επικοινωνία – κρατήσεις: FAUST – 210 3234095

Presented by: CPS Records


Επίσημη Κυκλοφορία *No Plumbing Business Ep : 01/03/2018.
Διαθέσιμο σε όλα τα μεγάλα web-stores & σε CD από την CPS-Records.

C-DRAIN on Social media :

https://www.youtube.com/cdrain, https://www.instagram.com/cdrain.music/


BBC RADIO: C-Drain’s “Oh Miami!” – “Very Nice!!!”

Vents Magazine: Indie-rocker C-DRAIN is the alter-ego of versatile musician, songwriter and producer Christos Pappas….The punkish slice of indie is driven by choppy new wave guitar riffs, raw garage-pop vocals… fuelled by a passion for independence and punk DIY spirit he is a European version of shape-shifting garage-rock auteurs like Ty Segall and Ezra Furman.

Music Emissions.com (USA): Rating: 9,5/10 –“Producer/artist Christos Pappas resurfaces with his latest track “Oh Miami!” Blending modern rock with continuing West Coast retro pop theme…this could be the metropolis’ next theme song!”

Escafandrista Musical (Spain): C-DRAIN Come On! : Fast-paced gallops and will probably reach the teenage hearts of the less orthodox indie galaxy.

VINYLMINE: “‘Eνα ευχάριστο EP από τον C-Drain είναι το “No Plumbing Business!”, έναν άνθρωπο που ξέρει να γράφει «σωστά» ποπ τραγούδια. 

No TiTle Magazine (UK): “…If this artist continues to unearth interesting influences and a variety of angles his future album would certainly create a few welcome debates…”

Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys): Favourites C-Drain’s ‘Oh Miami!’ and reposted it t on his personal page!

ΕΡΤ (Δεύτερο): C-Drain ‘Covers Unplugged’ στα TOP 6 Αγγλόφωνα άλμπουμ του 2016 και στα TOP 20 όλων των κυκλοφοριών του 2016

ΔΙΣΚΟΡΥΧΕΙΟΝ:‘Covers Unplugged’ “…πολύ καλή δουλειά, δημιουργώντας έναν ήχο χαμηλών τόνων γενικώς, πέραν των λιγοστών εξάρσεων, ο οποίος είναι πλήρης, ακούγεται πλήρης και στέκεται μια χαρά.”

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* NEW C-DRAIN Ep Album Out : 01/03/2018! Click Here!

#Anouncement: CPS-Records proudly presents the new  C-DRAIN #No_Plumbing_Business_Ep Album OUT : 01/03/2018!!!  Will be available on #CD & for #Digital download in all major web-stores!!!

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Press Release:

C-DRAIN *No Plumbing Business EP

C-DRAIN began as a one-man multi-instrumentalist and producer working out of his London-based home studio. Now relocated between London and Athens he has formed a new band, which in December 2016 issued its latest release, the ‘Covers Unplugged’ EP.

C-DRAIN’s new four-track debut of original music, ‘* No Plumbing Business’, takes us on a musical journey of novel sounds and wide-ranging emotions. As C-DRAIN states: ‘Each song reflects a different phase and season, which I’ve tried to capture in the sound of each track’, beginning with ‘Come On!’ (Summer), continuing with ‘Fly’ (Fall), ‘Round N’ Round’ (Winter) and ‘Sunny Day’ (Spring’). It’s a kind of ‘Four seasons’ EP, but not for Vivaldi’s fans! The EP begins with a sample of ‘I wanna dance’ (from the Dazed and Confused movie), which for C-DRAIN neatly encapsulates the new vibe he is after! Locked in the studio, he has painstakingly searched for a new production aesthetic through experimentation with vocal and instrumental timbres, resulting in a truly ‘Indie’ creation. Unlike his previous EP release, C-DRAIN’s goal was not to achieve a defined homogenous sound for all tracks, rather his aim was to locate via his production approach the ‘hidden’ character of each song and follow that wherever it led him. The EP’s title is also the first clue (after many queries from fans) to what the name C-DRAIN actually stands for!

C-DRAIN’s aim in his new project is to achieve total independence and creative freedom, taking responsibility for every aspect of the production process from performing on almost every instrument to recording and mixing each track in his home studio. To promote the EP in major venues C-DRAIN has devised a live set to showcase the new sound, which also includes visuals by a VJ and Director.

Official Release Date: 01/03/2018

Reviews :

No TiTle magazine (UK): “…If this artist continues to unearth interesting influences and a variety

of angles his future album would certainly create a few welcome debates…”

BBC Radio: C-Drain’s “Oh Miami!” – “Very Nice!!!”

Music emissions.com (USA): Rating: 9,5/10 – “Producer/artist Christos Pappas resurfaces with his latest track “Oh Miami!” Blending modern rock with continuing West Coast retro pop theme, he switches coasts, pens an ode and paints a vivid portrait of the Southern Florida party city. Mixing tinges of reggae as a clever nod to its proximity to the Caribbean, this could be the metropolis’ next theme song!

ΕRT Radio (Greece) C-Drain ‘Covers Unplugged’ on TOP 6 English Albums of 2016 and on TOP 20 of all 2016 Album-releases.

Vinylmine/Jazz & Tzaz magazine :‘Covers Unplugged’ -“Very nice work, creating a low-profile sound in general beyond the few crescendos, which is complete, sounds complete and fine standing.”

Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) favourites C-Drain’s ‘Oh Miami!’ and reposted it on his personal page!

Music emissions.com (USA): Rating: 9/10 …‘So What?’ is just the sort of musical break from the misery we need. And that is the key to what makes a good pop song – it fits the moment…so, go on…listen to “So What?” It will cheer you up guaranteed!”

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