The godfathers of New York punk, The Ramones (not their real names) played high octane rock 'n' roll which was deeply indebted to mid 60s pop.
Initially forming in 1985, Jane's Addiction blended alternative rock elements with gothic and psychedelic music to produce something very new.
Long running American punk band Green Day grew out of the Californian punk underground. Signing to a major label, their debut album proper was the phenomenally successful 'Dookie'.
No Age's lo-fi squalls are both beautiful and head-spinningly intense.
Lords - a trio from Nottingham - get their rock on with a dose of the blues - it's a heavy-heavy sound from the not-so-way-out, sure to get you bopping, and sure to give you a headache the next day.
Highly conceptual of lyrical and superbly brutal of breakdown, Fucked Up shouldn't work but, as their rise to mainstream attentions is evidence of, they clearly do.
Dubstep with added glitch from the Hague.
Complexities versus contortionists: This Town Needs Guns deliver accessibility marked 'avant-rock', their Minus The Bear/Foals-recalling material blessed by charm and character singular while echoing
Outrageous South African electro group.
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Former singer with Liverpool group The Teardrop Explodes, Cope has turned from teen idol into a genuine new age mystical guru.