Best British Indie Bands

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81Area 11

Area 11 are easily one of the best on here they might not have much material but its all excellent

All area 11 material is epic and they should at least be in the top 10


The kings of the counter melody

This the best BAND! LOVE THEM!

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83Arcade FireArcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.V1 Comment

Album Stars of cctv is a beauty. Hard to beat!

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86Viola BeachV1 Comment
87The Horrors

Incredible band, a sound of their own which changes in each album. They draw on so many influences and experiment with so many sounds in each new album. No band alike!

88Reverend and The Makers

Playing at FA Cup in Summer 2013, best known for their Top 10 hit 'Heavyweight Champion Of The World', just listen to this and I'm sure you'll love it.

There's only one rev and its Jon McClure! Bringing Heavyweight Champion of the world and The State of Things to our ears, should be top 10 at least!


They are great! Vapour Trail is one of the most beautiful love songs I know. Listen to it and try to tell me the opposite... you see: it's not to describe with words!

Awesome 'wall of guitars' music - brings back some memories seeing the name.

91Band of Skulls
92Teenage Fanclub
93PlaceboPlacebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

Six studio albums, all of which have reached the top 20 in the UK. Have sold over 12 million records worldwide.

Placebo is the most wonderful group, I've ever listened

94The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

Superb band don't get why they've not cracked the US when in my opinion they have better songs than Oasis and (maybe) Blur and Pulp, awesome musicians and he has a lovely voice.

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96Kitchens of DistinctionV1 Comment

A really underrated indie band that have their own individual sound!

98Frightened Rabbit
100Inspiral Carpets
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