Releasing 'Microlite' to an unsuspecting public, Trophy Wife managed to become one of the country's most talked about new guitar bands in one fell swoop.
Leaving behind the ruins of Oasis iconic frontman Liam Gallagher quickly assembled a new group. An instant talking point, the retro stylings of Beady Eye have split fans across the country.
Emerging from London's ever buoyant electronic scene, the shy figure of Gold Panda released a series of singles throughout 2009.
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
A bunch of kids in love with tribal funk, Factory Records' mainstays A Certain Ratio were equally fired up by punk and art rock.
Raucous Brighton psychobillies Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster released their new album 'Blood And Fire' in May 2010 following single 'Love Turns To Hate'.
Male Bonding are firmly ensconced in current scene du jour, DIY/lo-fi.
Formed in the aftermath of Punk, The Fall remains the vehicle for Mark E Smith's creative output with a legendarily long list of ex-members.