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White Lies - 30% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Initially known as Fear of Flying, the English alternative-rock act White Lies rose to prominence in 2008, garnering much buzz in the British music press with its brooding Interpol-like sound. Fronted by charismatic, deep-voiced singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh, the band wears its Joy Division/Echo & the Bunnymen influences on its dark collective sleeve, as evinced on its  Read more

The Horrors - 29% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The National - 28% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Groups such as Wilco and the Jayhawks helped introduce roots rock to a new audience during the 90s, and in the process, paved the way for future similarly styled outfits such as the National. The five-piece band is comprised of two sets of brothers, Bryce and Aaron Dessner (guitar and bass, respectively) plus Scott and Bryan Devendorf (guitar and drums, respectively), who are j Read more

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Arcade Fire - 25% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Kasabian - 25% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This charismatic UK band was formed towards the end of the 90s by main songwriters Tom Meighan (Thomas Meighan, 11 January 1981, Leicester, England; vocals) and Sergio Pizzorno (b. 15 December 1980, Newton Abbot, Devon, England; guitar/keyboards). Raised in Leicester, the duo originally began writing together while still at school. Meighan and Pizzorno were subsequently join Read more

Foals - 24% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK math rock unit was formed in Oxford in 2005 by Andrew Mears (guitar/vocals, also Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies), Yannis Philippakis (23 April 1986, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; guitar/vocals), Jack Bevan (b. 4 October 1985, Wycombe, Leicestershire, England; drums), James Smith (b. 2 August 1984 Reading, Berkshire, England; guitar/keyboards), and Walter Gervers (b Read more

Joy Division - 23% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Warsaw, this Manchester post-punk outfit is widely regarded as one of the most important bands of their era. Joy Division comprised Ian Curtis (15 July 1956, Manchester, England, d. 18 May 1980, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England; vocals), Bernard Sumner (b. Bernard Dicken, 4 January 1956, Salford, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Peter Hook (b. 13 Febru Read more

Bombay Bicycle Club - 19% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Franz Ferdinand - 18% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of the most intriguing UK guitar bands to emerge in the early years of the twenty-first century, Franz Ferdinand derive their name from an Austro-Hungarian royal whose assassination proved to be the catalyst for the World War I (via a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand that the band had seen on the television). The Glasgow, Scotland-based quartet, Alex Kapranos (Alexande Read more

The Strokes - 17% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1999, by the end of the following year the Strokes were being hyped as the most important rock band of the new millennium and hailed as the second coming of the Velvet Underground. Other, less forgiving critics dismissed them as a group of rich kids offering a pale pastiche of any number of great guitar rock bands.Julian Read more

Warpaint - 16% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Radiohead - 15% match to Interpol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The five members of Radiohead first met at a private boys school in Abingdon, a small, picturesque town on the outskirts of Oxford. Thom Yorke (Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar) had been given his first instrument, a Spanish guitar, at the age of eight by his mother. He formed his first band two years later, then j Read more

Kaiser Chiefs - 14% match to Interpol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The inspiration for this Leeds, England-based outfit’s unusual name came from soccer player Lucas Radebe, who before joining Leeds United played for the leading South African team Kaiser Chiefs. Andrew White (England; guitar), Ricky Wilson (b. Charles Richard Wilson, 17 January 1975, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England; vocals), Nick Baines (keyboards), Nick Hodgson (b. N Read more

Pixies - 14% match to Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential alternative rock band was formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by university students Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA; vocals/guitar) and Joey Santiago (b. Joseph Alberto Santiago, 11 June 1965, Manila, the Philippines; guitar). A newspaper advertisement, requiring applicants for a ‘ H&uum Read more

The Black Keys - 14% match to Interpol

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The success of acts such as the White Stripes and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion helped open the door for other minimalist, bluesy rockers, such as the Akron, Ohio, USA-based duo, the Black Keys. Unlike the other aforementioned bands, the Black Keys are more of a straight ahead blues rock outfit, especially evident in the howling vocals of Dan Auerbach (Daniel Auerbach, 14 Read more


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