The Coral are an English band formed in 1996 in Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula in England. The band first emerged during the early 2000s (decade) and found success with their debut album The Coral (2002) and follow up Magic and Medicine (2003). The band continued to record and tour throughout the decade releasing the albums The Invisible Invasion (2005) and Roots & Echoes (2007). In 2008, guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones left the band however The Coral continued as a five-piece. Their sixth album Butterfly House was released in 2010.