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
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Ezra Koenig (guitar/vocals), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards), Christopher Tomson (drums), and Chris Baio (bass) first met while studying at the prestigious Columbia University in the Manhattan, New York. During this period Koenig and Tomson recorded a series of singles in the comedy rap duo LHomme Run, but it was after teaming up with Batmanglij and Baio at the
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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
The remarkable rise of this UK indie rock outfit can be attributed to the power of the Internet in helping promote unknown bands. The Arctic Monkeys were an underground phenomenon who gained mainstream recognition when their witty, literate post-punk stomper I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor reached the top of the UK singles chart in November 2005.
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