Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas Coal Gifts

Our gig we hosted in Sunderland went down a storm - thanks for Holy Mammoth, Nick and The Lake Poets for making it special.

As a thankyou for all your support this year we've created a live video of a new song, Eight Hours from our rehearsal space in the miners hall. We've uploaded it to vimeo and sent the link to all our twitter followers, facebook followers and everyone on our mailing list.

If you want to join up then drop us and email: coaldottrainathotmaildotcodotuk

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Video Footage from our Leeds gig

Massive thanks to Dirty Otter, who celebrated their 4th Birthday, for having us down to Leeds on Sunday! The BSM Xmas tour with Tall Ships and Tangled hair did a good job!

A blog called It's Raining Planes and Helicopters has kindly put footage of Building Dens and Tall Ships onto Youtube here; check it!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Amazing Radio Plays

We've been played a few times recently on various shows on Amazing Radio and gig in Leeds this weekend has also been given a shout as gig of the day!

circular disc with gray border containing the text: played on amazingradio

Recording and this Weekend

We're heading into the studio this weekend to record a song with the wonderful 'Beast' aka Neil Bassett. It's going to be our next single which is in the process of getting sorted. We're also heading down to Leeds to play with Tall Ships and Tangled hair for our good pals, Dirty Otter - check our their blog.

Saturday, 4 December 2010


We recently joined Bandcamp to keep up with the times. Check out our page and get it 'liked'!

Friday, 3 December 2010


So then, Richard is off his crutches now and the band did their first gig in while last night. We played with Frankie and the Heartstrings and Lets Buy Happiness at an amazing workingmen's club just over the Wear Bridge in Sunderland. A massive thanks to the Heartstrings for having us! Leeds next week.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Crack in the Road glowing review

Check this glowing review out by Crack in the Road of our latest release 'Tall Ships'

Friday, 5 November 2010

We're putting on a mint Christmas show for you with some live stand up comedy and top tunes!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Tall Ships - Out Now


Email: coal.train@hotmail.co.uk to get your copy

Coal Train release 'Tall Ships' as a free digital single. Email to receive free mp3 and artwork download. Recorded at 'The Miners Hall' in Silksworth, Sunderland with James Hutchinson.
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Brewis.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Building Dens - Out Now

Coal Train played at the amazing Split Festival in Sunderland this weekend and they went down a storm! Plus they sold most of their limited edition singles, which only comes out today. You can buy the MP3 or if you’re fast then might be able to get one of the remaining CD’s. Visit the Run Of The Mill shop by clicking the image below.


For those people who have already picked up a copy of our debut single we want to see how you have designed your own cover! Please upload your creations to our Facebook page!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Split Festival 2010

Coal Train performing 'Before You Know It' Live at Split Festival 2010

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Coal Train

Formed from the ashes of much-missed Sunderland outfit This Aint Vegas come Coal Train, a band with every bit as much skewed melody and sonic firepower as their predecessors.

The group are set to release their debut single, Building Dens, on 27 September via Run Of The Mill Records, limited to just 100 copies presented in hand-made packaging.

Drawing on influences such as The Band, Wilco and Red House Painters, the Sunderland based four piece have etched a fresh new sound that still captures the raw energy of their DIY punk rock past. The band now comprises of Richard Amundsen, Jordan Hill, Michael Matthews and new pianist John Beattie.

Coal Train are no strangers to live shows, as their former band proved with relentless touring of the UK and the continent that had a reputation for honest and dynamic performances. Time waits for no man, and Coal Train aren’t hanging around, with ambitions of re-igniting the live scene and recording a full length LP later this year. Following their debut gig, Coal Train have been gathering strength at their rehearsals in a crumbling Wearside based miners hall. Their debut single ‘Building Dens’ in limited hand made packaging will be released on Run of the Mill Records on September 27th

The band are set to play Sunderland’s 'Old Friends/Bookends' night at Independent on 17 September followed by an appearance at this year’s Split festival alongside the likes of The Futureheads, Maximo Park and Field Music.

Listen to a preview of the single by clicking here.

Watch an acoustic version of Coal Train's forthcoming single 'Building Dens' as part of the brilliant Tunstall Hill Sessions here:

COAL TRAIN - Building Dens (The Tunstall Hill Sessions) from Tunstall Hill Sessions on Vimeo.

Get on the train......