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The Rakes - 97% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a number of UK art-rock bands to emerge in the early 00s in the wake of the success of the Libertines, the Rakes formed in 2002 when workmates Matt Swinnerton (guitar), Jamie Hornsmith (bass) and Lasse Petersen (Denmark; drums) teamed up with Swinnerton’s friend Alan Donohoe (vocals) to start a band. Based in London, the quartet made an immediate impact on the ci Read more

The Libertines - 96% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of the UK’s most fêted bands of the early 00s turned out to be the Libertines, an outfit whose sound was comparable to early punk purveyors such as the Clash and the Jam. The Libertines story began when leaders Pete Doherty (12 March 1979, Hexham, Northumberland, England; guitar/vocals) and Carl Barât (b. Carlos Barât, 6 June 1978, Basingstoke, Ham Read more

Mystery Jets - 94% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This London-based experimental rock quintet was one of the most unusual acts to emerge on the UK music scene at the start of the new millennium. Formed in 2000 by father and son duo Henry Harrison (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Blaine Harrison (vocals, keyboards, percussion) with William Rees (guitar, vocals, percussion, keyboards), the early set up of the band fea Read more

The View - 84% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in early 2005 by Kyle Falconer (vocals), Kieren Webster (bass), Peter Reilly (guitar) and Steven Morrison (drums), this Scottish indie rock band from Dryburgh, Dundee, barely two years later the View had become one of the UK music scene’s ‘buzz’ bands. The line-up first played together at secondary school, performing a mixture of cover versions and origina Read more

The Futureheads - 83% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 2000, this UK indie rock quartet can trace its origins to a government-funded youth project in their native Sunderland. Guitarist Barry Hyde was employed at the project as a tutor and through his work met up with fellow guitarist Ross Millard (22 July 1982, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, England) and drummer Peter Brewis. The trio formed the Futureheads with bass playe Read more

The Maccabees - 77% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Milburn - 67% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK indie rock quartet comprises Joe Carnall (1988, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; vocals/bass), Louis Carnall (b. 1986, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; guitar), Tom Rowley (b. 1986, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Joe Green (b. 1986, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; drums). Growing up together in Sheffield, the members of Milburn began pl Read more

Johnny Marr - 57% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Graham Coxon - 49% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1969, Rinteln, Hannover, Germany. Guitarist with Blur, one of the most successful UK acts of the 90s, Coxon’s influence on the band became more apparent as they progressed from the Britpop champions of 1994’s Parklife to the alternative rock experimentalists of 1999’s 13. Coxon’s infatuation with cult US indie bands such as Pavement and Sonic You Read more

We Are Scientists - 48% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Archetypal US indie rock band formed in 2000 in California by Keith Murray (10 May 1977, USA; guitar/vocals), Chris Cain (b. 1 September 1977, USA; bass) and Michael Tapper (b. USA; drums). The trio met while attending Pomona College in Claremont, and after graduation relocated to Los Angeles and then New York in order to launch their career. They spent the next three years Read more

Los Campesinos! - 44% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally based at Cardiff University in Wales, this Welsh indie pop band was formed in 2006 by students Neil (guitar), Ellen (bass), Ollie (drums), Tom (guitar), Gareth (vocals, glockenspiel), Harriet (violin, keyboards), and Aleksandra (vocals, keyboards). In a typically youthful gesture, the seven band members all adopted the surname Campesinos. Their demo CD gained them ai Read more

British Sea Power - 41% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Brighton, England-based art rock band formed in 1999 by Yan (Yan Wilkinson; vocals/guitar), his brother Hamilton (b. Neil Hamilton Wilkinson; bass/vocals), Noble (b. Martin Noble; guitar), and Wood (b. Matthew Wood; drums). The brothers and Wood first met while at school in their native Lake District, and Yan met up with Noble while they were studying at Reading University. Read more

Ash - 40% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This indie band from Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, first began to make headway into the mainstream in 1994. Playing sprightly, youthful punk pop, the average age of the members was only 17 when they released their debut record. Rick ‘Rock’ McMurray (11 July 1975, Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; drums), Tim Wheeler (b. 4 January 1977, Downpatrick, Read more

The Long Blondes - 38% match to The Cribs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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UK indie rock band formed in 2003 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, by Kate Jackson (1976, England; vocals), Dorian Cox (guitar, keyboards), Reenie Hollis (bass, vocals), Emma Chaplin (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Screech Louder (drums). Drawing equally from 60s pop and later new wave band such as Blondie, the quintet made an immediate impact with a series of declamatory live shows Read more

The Stone Roses - 37% match to The Cribs

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A classic case of an overnight success stretched over half a decade, the UK band Stone Roses evolved through a motley collection of Manchester-based non-starters such as the Mill, the Patrol, and English Rose before settling down as Stone Roses at the start of 1984. Acclaimed for their early warehouse gigs, at this time the line-up comprised Ian Brown (20 February 1963, Warr Read more

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