The bongo isn’t the most fashionable of instruments, less nu-rave and more old-smelly-beatnik, but that hasn’t deterred Nasser Bouzida, AKA The Bongolian, from using it as the keystone for a rhythmic
- London Surf-Punk Allstars
- London based alternative rock group. Once signed to Poptones, the band are now unsigned but have enjoyed significant success on the iTunes chart working on a DIY basis.
- The Boy Who Trapped The Sun; real name Colin is from the Isle of Lewis, originally a fisherman - he headed south to London, signed to Geffen and the rest as they say is history
- From the ashes of Pixies came the alt rock juggernaut known as The Breeders. Centred around Kim Deal, and her sister Kelley, the group mix the chaotic rock of Pixies with an assured pop touch.
- The Bronx is an American hardcore punk band from Southern California.
Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, James Tweedy, Jorma Vik, Ken Horne
- Most New Zealand bands rip off AC/DC...Not these guys
- Although London based, the soul of the country is always audible in the Brute Chorus, understandable considering they’re from Cumbria, Somerset and Southend.
- Kevin Martin’s output as The Bug is a permeable fusing of dub, ragga, dancehall, bashment and digital epoxy which ignites in unison to quite staggering effect.
- Much-loved New York anti-folker Jeffrey Lewis has formed a band, The Bundles, with fellow indie icon Kimya Dawson, plus Jack Lewis, Anders Griffen and Karl Blau.
- Legendary manchester punk band led by Pete Shelley.
- In the decade that spanned The Byrds’ existence, the band found themselves protagonists of folk-rock, psychedelic-rock, jazz-rock and - after discovering and drafting in Gram Parsons - country rock.
- Libertines-influenced band from Holloway, London.
Maff , Brad , Jay , Russ
- Seattle based band that play folk music distilled through the virtues of punk.
- London based purveyors of 1930s Berlin caberet style melodies.
Charlie Finke , Justine Armatage , Jan Noble , Suzi Stampella , Alison Beckett
- The Chap know how to mix it up.
- Long-standing UK act, who have survived more musical trends than they've released albums.
- Aye, the Chemical Brothers.