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The Coral
The Coral

Background information
Origin Hoylake, Merseyside, England
Genre(s) Indie Pop
Psychedelic Folk
Alternative Country
Indie Rock
Years active 1996—present
Label(s) Deltasonic Records
Website Website
James Skelly
Ian Skelly
Nick Power
Lee Southall
Paul Duffy
Former members
Bill Ryder-Jones

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The Coral are an English band formed in 1996 in Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside. The band's music is a mixture of old-fashioned country, 1960s-style psychedelia and folk with modern rock influences. The Coral have released five albums. 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. It was announced on the 9th January 2008 that Bill Ryder-Jones would be leaving, but the band would continue as a 5-piece.

Butterfly House (2010) Singles Collection (2008) Roots & Echoes (2007) The Invisible Invasion (2005) Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker (2004) Magic And Medicine (2003) The Coral (2002)

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The Horrors, Coral, Wild Beasts To Play London's Field Day Festival 2011

February 16, 2011
The Horrors, Coral and Wild Beasts will appear at this year's Field Day festival in London. The one-day event, which takes place on 31 August at London's Victoria Park, will also feature performances from Gruff Rhys, Tortoise, and Willy Mason.  Read more 

The Coral Set To Play Glastonbury Festival 2011

November 16, 2010
The Coral have announced that they will play at Glastonbury Festival next year. The news was broadcast via Twitter as Keyboard player Nick Power told Yorkshire Radio's Darren Harper that they were 'confirmed' to play,  Read more 

The Charlatans, The Coral Join Edinburgh Hogmanay Celebrations

November 9, 2010
The Charlatans and The Coral have been added to the line-up for this year’s Hogmanay concert in Edinburgh, it’s been announced. The bands will join previously announced headliners Biffy Clyro at the Concert In The Gardens on December 31.  Read more 

The Coral, Professor Green, Jason Derulo Join V Festival Line-Up

July 16, 2010
The Coral, Jason Derulo and Professor Green have been added to the line-up for next month’s V Festival. The event takes place at sites in Staffordshire and Chelmsford over the weekend of August 21-22.  Read more 

The Coral Release Album Track As Free Download

May 11, 2010
The Coral have released a song from their new album as a free download. The title track to the album ‘Butterfly House’ is available now from the band’s official website.  Read more 

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