The Coral are an English rock band, formed in 1996 in Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside. The band first emerged during the early 2000s and found success with their debut album The Coral (2002) and follow up Magic and Medicine (2003). Their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2002 Mercury Music Prize and later voted the fourth best album of the year by NME Magazine.
In 2008 guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones left the band. However, the Coral continued as a five-piece. Their seventh album Distance Inbetween was released in 2016.