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Metric - 100% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Singer-songwriter Emily Haines (New Delhi, India; vocals/synthesiser), met Jimmy Shaw (b. James Shaw, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar), while their mutual friends performed, at a small Toronto music venue in 1998. By the following year they had began to write songs together and named their project Metric. Both musicians were classically trained, and the name of the band was Read more

The Kills - 89% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The comparisons between transatlantic duo the Kills and Detroit, Michigan’s White Stripes are inevitable, especially since both units are comprised of only two members (one female and one male), utilize the same instruments (just guitar and drums), and specialize in the same stripped-down, garage rock sound. Vocalist and guitarist Alison ‘VV’ Mosshart originally Read more

Be Your Own Pet - 69% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of several US punk bands that emerged in the late 00s to find more favour across the Atlantic in the UK, the Nashville, Tennessee-based Be Your Own Pet! was formed in 2003 by Jamin Orrall (drums), Jake Orrall (bass), Jemina Pearl Abegg (vocals) and Jonas Stein (guitar). The quartet’s debut single, ‘Damn Damn Leash’, was released at the end of 2004 on the Orra Read more

Franz Ferdinand - 69% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
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 Rapture - 69% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bloc Party - 66% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally known as Union, this London, England-based art-punk quartet emerged in 2004 as one of the year’s most intriguing prospects. Kele Okereke (Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke, 13 October 1981, Liverpool, Merseyside, England; vocals/guitar) and Russell Lissack (b. 11 March 1981, London, England; guitar) first met in 1998 and after several attempts to start their own ban Read more

Gossip - 65% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Following the highly successful example of the White Stripes, a number of bass-less garage rock outfits emerged at the dawn of the twenty-first century, including the trio Gossip. Beth Ditto (19 February 1981, Arkansas, USA; vocals), Nathan Howdeshell (b. Brace Paine, USA; guitar), and Kathy Mendonca (drums) originated from Searcy, Arkansas, before relocating to Olympia, Was Read more

Arcade Fire - 64% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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The Strokes - 62% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Santigold - 61% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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The Joy Formidable - 61% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Garbage - 59% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US-based rock band, founded in 1993, was immediately heralded in the press as a producers’ supergroup. In addition to several other notable bands (Smashing Pumpkins, U2), Butch Vig (Bryan David Vig, 2 August 1957, Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA) had previously produced Nirvana’s influential Nevermind. He formed Garbage with the help of his long-standing remixing part Read more

TV On The Radio - 58% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US experimental rock unit TV On The Radio emerged from New York City’s visual art scene to make an immediate impact with the release of their 2003 debut EP, Young Liars. The band developed out of musical experiments performed by friends and Brooklyn neighbours Tunde Adebimpe (vocals) and David Andrew Sitek (keyboards/programming). The former was already an established anim Read more

Spoon - 57% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Austin, Texas, USA-based alt rock outfit was formed in 1993 by Britt Daniel (vocals/guitar), Jim Eno (drums), Andy Maguire (bass) and Wendel Stivers (guitar). Influenced by the likes of the Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Gang Of Four, main songwriters Daniel and Eno took their band’s name from their favourite Can song (off the German experimentalists’ 1972 release, Ege Read more

Blonde Redhead - 56% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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US alternative rock band Blonde Redhead, whose members boast Italian and Japanese heritage, was formed by singer-guitarist Kazu Makino (Japan), Amedeo Pace (b. Milan, Italy; guitar/vocals), and twin brother Simone Pace (b. Milan, Italy; drums). The band’s history can be traced back to when the Pace brothers emigrated to Canada at the age of 13 and then attended the Berk Read more


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