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Tunng - 100% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed by Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay, this folk-inspired UK band has been routinely described as ‘future folk’ and ‘folktronica’, both futile attempts to pigeon hole their original sound. Lindsay grew up in Derby under the early influence of folk singer John Tams, and after a brief and unlikely flirtation with thrash metal found himself scoring soundtracks Read more

Iron And Wine - 24% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Sam Beam, South Carolina, USA. This Miami, Florida, USA-based one-man band earned comparisons to 70s folk rock icon Nick Drake with the release of his 2002 debut, The Creek Drank The Cradle. Multi-instrumentalist Sam Beam began issuing lo-fi tapes as Iron And Wine in the late 90s as a sideline to his day job as a cinematography teacher, crafting a slew of minimalist folk pop Read more

Great Lake Swimmers - 21% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Conceived as an outlet for ex-script writer, Tony Dekker (17 July 1976, Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and his subdued, reverb-drenched, Neil Young and Will Oldham -inspired acoustic recordings, the core line-up of Canada’s Great Lake Swimmers was completed in 2003 by Erik Arnesen (b. Ontario, Canada; banjo/guitar) and Colin Huebert (b. Ontario, Canada; dru Read more

Horse Feathers - 21% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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The Dodos - 21% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bear's Den - 19% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Bon Iver - 19% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gravenhurst - 19% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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UK neo-folk act Gravenhurst is the creation of the Bristol-based musician and songwriter Nick Talbot. Adopting the name of a song on US alt rock band Pullman’s Turnstyles And Junkpiles, Talbot’s variation on folk music notably takes in influences such as Hüsker Dü and My Bloody Valentine. Talbot has said his voice is so weak he has to ‘coo’ like th Read more

The Head and the Heart - 19% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Bowerbirds - 18% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Port O'Brien - 18% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Freelance Whales - 17% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mountain Man - 17% match to The Accidental

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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The Decemberists - 17% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Decemberists emerged in the early 00s, and earned much acclaim for their distinctive brand of sophisticated, folk-tinged indie pop. Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, by singer-songwriter Colin Meloy (5 October 1974, Helena, Montana, USA), the band’s original line-up also featured Jenny Conlee (accordion/piano), Nate Query (bass), Ezra Holbrook (drums/vocals), and Chr Read more

The Mountain Goats - 17% match to The Accidental

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Mountain Goats is the primary outlet for singer-songwriter and guitarist John Darnielle’s oblique, storytelling writing, with narrative and themes developed on songs from various albums and EP and single releases. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, while Darnielle was still a toddler his family relocated to California, which eventually led to an interest in the 80s wes Read more


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