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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 - 87% 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

Arcade Fire - 67% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Gossip - 67% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Tegan & Sara - 66% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An amalgamation of punk pop and acoustic folk, the twin sister duo Tegan and Sara Quin (19 September 1980, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) began performing in the late 90s. Residing in Vancouver, they began by playing in local high school punk bands, but ultimately decided to pick up acoustic guitars (after growing tired of bandmates coming and going and continually blowing amps). Read more

Franz Ferdinand - 65% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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 - 65% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts 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 - 62% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Interpol - 60% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Although the New York City, USA-based quartet Interpol shares some of the same garage rock elements as the Strokes and the White Stripes, the band’s affection for the disparate sounds of late 70s UK post-punk outfit Joy Division gave them a different edge to the aforementioned acts.Formed during 1998, the band’s original line-up featured New Yo Read more

Bloc Party - 59% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

Blonde Redhead - 59% 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

Rilo Kiley - 58% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Former child actors Blake Sennett (22 September 1976, San Diego, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and Jenny Lewis (b. 8 January 1976, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals, guitar, keyboards), the two main songwriters in US indie pop outfit Rilo Kiley, initially met in the mid-90s in their native Los Angeles. After a few false starts the two began collaborating together and in 1998 Read more

The Rapture - 58% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Be Your Own Pet - 57% 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

The Joy Formidable - 57% match to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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