posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 06:04 AM
Originally posted by UK Wizard
The two that leap to mind are:
Shady Bard - Some lovely music that makes you smile no matter whatever mood you were in previously.
Shady Bard Myspace to listen to their tunes
Paisley Riot - Our very own ATS member Paul plays in the band, and they've got some real good tunes
Paisley Riot Myspace to listen to their tunes
[edit on 7-3-2006 by UK Wizard]
Thanks for the plug mate!!
There are loads, and loads of superb bands bubbling just under the mainstream in the UK.
Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs have broken through, but there are plenty of bands catching them up. Here are a couple of examples:-
Unbelievably good live. Kind of a cross between The Clash and the Streets, with indie rock flavourings. Very realistic, witty, and anecdotal lyrically
and bursting with energy musically.
Little Man Tate
Two new Sheffield based bands that are similar in sound to the Arctic Monkeys, some great tunes and lyrics again.
Some other bands you may not yet be familar with
The Arcade Fire
Canadian six piece indie band. Their 2005 debut album, Funeral was an instant classic, leaving stars such as David Bowie clamouring to work with them.
They have a unique sound, driven by guitars, piano and violins. Its emotionally charged, yet upbeat in its melody and rhythm: sublime.
Ocean Colour Scene
OK, most people (at least in the uk) are familiar with their hits of the mid-late 90's, but not so many people are aware of the sheer depth and
brilliance of their catalogue of b-sides. Its often said that you can tell if a band is trully great by the strength of their b-sides. OCS then stake
a solid claim to greatness with songs like Robin Hood, Mariners Way, The Clock Struck 15 Hours Ago, Huckleberry Groove, Mona Lisa Eyes and a couple of
albums worth more.
Proper rock and roll band with an indie-electro-baggy sound. Compared to the Stone Roses by many. They are the Gallaghers Brothers' favorite new
band. They are phenominal live, mindblowing!