Thursday was formed in 1997 by vocalist Geoff Rickly, guitarist Tom Keeley, guitarist Bill Henderson, bassist Tim Payne, and drummer Tucker Rule.
Formed by American soldiers stationed in Germany in the mid 60s, this beat group turned feral invented a primal form of garage music that has proved to be extremely influential.
Legendary psychobilly group The Cramps played CBGBs at the height of punk, but were outsiders even within that movement.
Australian avant rock group.
Marmaduke Duke is the self-created, surreal and musical world of enigmatic Scottish duo The Atmosphere and The Dragon, two frontmen better known as Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro and JP Reid of Sucioperro.
Irish schizo-poppers Fight Like Apes recently supported The Prodigy on their 'Invaders Must Die Arena Tour'.
Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler were The Jam, the voice of youth in early 80s UK with their soul and r'n'b fuelled take on Mod pop.
Glasgow power-pop outfit Twin Atlantic sound like Biffy chasing Jimmy Eat World choruses. The band played a storming set at T in the Park last year, now we can expect an album in 2009.
Formed in London in the mid 90s, this multi-national group cut a swathe through the laddy Britpop scene with their eyeliner and gender-ambiguous lyrics.