Ian Skelly releases first track from new solo project – exclusive listen to Captain Caveman


Ian Skelly

The Coral’s Ian Skelly kicks off his solo project with Captain CavemanGetintothis’ Lewis Ridley has the exclusive.

Ian Skelly has today released the first track from his upcoming solo album Drifter’s Skyline.

Founder and drummer in the fabled Liverpool outfit The Coral – he has released Captain Caveman as the lead single from a brand new solo album.

Skelly says: “It came from an instrumental that Phil had figured out, so I threw some tongue-in-cheek, bubble-gum lyrics on it.

“It’s inspired by a mate of The Coral’s, Steve Adj, who’d be messing around in hotel rooms on tour, churning out these daft ‘dooby-dah’ songs. It’s like going back to being a kid.”

Skelly teased a demo of the track on social media back in April, complete with lyrics: “Sha Lang, Sha Lang / Oogum Boogum, Rolling Stones / Flying Burritos and Country Joe / Watch Captain Caveman save the day”

Skelly’s new album, Drifter’s Skyline, is set for release on Friday July 31.


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A founder member of The Coral, releasing eight studio albums since their self-titled debut album in 2002, Skelly released his first solo album, Cut From A Star in 2012.

Together with former Zutons guitarist, now a full-time member of The Coral, Paul Molloy, Skelly has released two, critically acclaimed albums as Serpent Power, including 2017’s Electric Looneyland.






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