The Coronas have landed a major big-money record deal with a top UK music label.
But the Dubliners, who put pen to paper with Island Records a few weeks ago, admitted it doesn’t guarantee success.
The Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly made the exciting announcement to Ryan Tubridy on 2FM this morning.
“We’ve been very lucky, things are flying for us this year. Since we moved to London things have been going really well,” he said.
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“We got some good news in the last couple of weeks – we signed to a major label here called called Island Records.
“It’s a good moment for us. It doesn’t guarantee anything major will happen. But it is the reason we came over here.
“We wanted to try and take things to the next level. And fingers crossed, with the next album coming out before the end of the year we can do that.
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“They have Mumford and Sons, Hozier, Florence and the Machine, U2, as well. They are a really great label. We’ve met them a few times and they really seem to be into the stuff.
“And they’re signing us off the back of the new album, which is good as well. They’re not looking to release the back catalogue, they’re treating us like a new band which is what we wanted. So fingers crossed.”
Recently Leona Lewis left Simon Cowell’s label Syco to join Island Records.
They also count Ariana Grande, Drake and Enrique Igelsias.