Bands/Musicians Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Rough Trade Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Rough Trade Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Rough Trade Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Rough Trade Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Rough Trade Records.

List features artists like Morrissey and Arcade Fire.

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1990s is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Garage rock, Power pop 1990s are an indie rock three-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland.

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A.R. Kane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Trip hop, Alternative dance, Dream pop A.R. Kane were a British duo formed in 1986 by Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala. The duo released three albums and several EPs to critical acclaim before dissolving in 1994. Ayuli and Tambala were ...more

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Aberfeldy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie rock Aberfeldy are a band formed by the singer-songwriter Riley Briggs in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2002. The band is named after the Scottish town.

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Adam Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Anti-folk, Folk music, Indie folk Adam Green is an American singer-songwriter, artist and filmmaker. Green is well known for his involvement in the Anti-folk music movement and as one half of the band The Moldy Peaches. Green ...more

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Agitpop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental rock, Art rock, Punk rock Agitpop is an art punk band from Poughkeepsie, New York. The band was formed in 1981 and began touring widely in 1983. They released four records on the Comm3, Twintone and Rough Trade labels. ...more

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Alabama Shakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009. The group consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, keyboard ...more

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Alasdair Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Indie rock Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. He released a number of albums under the name Appendix Out and, following the 2001 album The Night is Advancing, under his own name. Roberts was ...more

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Albert Hammond, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Rock music, Garage rock Albert Louis Hammond, Jr. is an American musician and member of the indie rock band The Strokes, in which he plays the guitar, and the keyboard. His father, Albert Hammond, whose career was ...more

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Alex Ebert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock Alexander Michael Tahquitz "Alex" Ebert is an American singer-songwriter and composer. He is best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American bands Ima Robot and ...more

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Alex White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Alex White is a multi-instrumentalist who, along with brother Tom, forms the nucleus of Brighton band The Electric Soft Parade. Alex also plays drums in Brakes and is a deliveryman for Yodel.

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Allen Ravenstine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Allen Ravenstine New Wave, Experimental rock, Art rock Allen Ravenstine is an American keyboard player, most recognized for his work in the experimental rock group Pere Ubu. In 1991, he quit music to become a commercial airline pilot.

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Andy Flett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Pop music

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Antony and the Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Dark cabaret, Indie rock, Baroque pop Antony and the Johnsons is a music group presenting the work of Antony Hegarty and her collaborators.

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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard ...more

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Aztec Camera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, New Wave, Alternative rock Aztec Camera were a Scottish new wave band formed by Roddy Frame, the group's singer, songwriter, and only consistent member. Formed in 1980, Aztec Camera released a total of six albums: High ...more

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Babyshambles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Garage punk, Garage rock, Punk rock Babyshambles are an English rock band established in London. The band was formed by Pete Doherty during a hiatus from The Libertines. As of 2013 the band includes Mick Whitnall Drew McConnell ...more

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Basia Bulat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music Basia Bulat, is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. She is known for performing with an autoharp.

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Baxter Dury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Shoegazing, Pop music, Rock music Baxter Dury is an English indie musician, originally signed to Rough Trade Records. He is the son of Ian Dury, and as a five-year-old he appeared on the front cover of Ian's LP New Boots and ...more

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Beachwood Sparks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop, Alternative country Beachwood Sparks are an American alternative country band from Los Angeles. A Daily Telegraph article on America's underground psychedelic pop scene described Beachwood Sparks as "country ...more

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Beangrowers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Beangrowers Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Beangrowers are a Maltese three-piece indie rock band consisting of Alison Galea, Mark Sansone and Ian Schranz. All three were born in 1977 in St. Julian's, Malta. The members of the band are ...more

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Becky Stark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Punk rock, Indie rock Becky Stark is an artist, singer, songwriter and entertainer from Los Angeles, California. She is the voice of the band Lavender Diamond. In an article about Stark in the New York Times called ...more

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Bell Orchestre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental, Post-rock Bell Orchestre is a six-piece instrumental band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In late 2003, they recorded their first album, at the same time and in the same studio that Arcade Fire recorded ...more

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Belle & Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch, they've released 9 albums. They are often compared with acts such as Nick Drake. The ...more

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Bill Whitten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Bill Whitten is an American songwriter and musician. He was the founding member, principal songwriter and singer/guitarist for St. Johnny. He is currently the singer/songwriter/guitarist for ...more

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Blaine Harrison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Blaine Harrison Indie pop, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock Blaine Harrison is an English musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Mystery Jets.

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Blixa Bargeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Dark ambient, Rock music, Industrial music Blixa Bargeld is a German-born musician active in a number of artistic fields. He is best known for his studio work and live performances with the groups Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick ...more

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Blue Orchids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Post-punk Blue Orchids are an English post-punk band formed in Manchester in 1979, when Martin Bramah decided to quit The Fall having recorded that band's debut album Live at the Witch Trials. Bramah ...more

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Bob Mould is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Power pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock Robert Arthur "Bob" Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and

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Brakes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Folk punk, Indie rock Brakes is a four member band from Brighton, England. The group formed in 2003. It consists of Eamon Hamilton, Thomas White, Marc Beatty, and Alex White.

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Brilliant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music Brilliant were a British pop/rock group active in the 1980s. Although not commercially successful and mauled by the critics, they remain notable because of the personnel involved - Martin Glover ...more

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British Sea Power is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival British Sea Power are an indie rock band based in Brighton, East Sussex, England, although three of the band members originally come from Natland, Cumbria, England. The wide-ranging nature of ...more

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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of Haynes, Leary, ...more

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Cabaret Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group from Sheffield. Initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson the group was named after Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in ...more

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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Ska, World music Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, ...more

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Cara Dillon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Traditional music, Rock music Cara Elizabeth Dillon is an Irish folk singer. In 1995, she joined folk group Equation and signed a record deal with Warners Music Group. She collaborated with Sam Lakeman under the name Polar ...more

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Carter the Unstoppable Sex Mac... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine were an English indie rock band formed in 1988 by singer Jim "Jim Bob" Morrison and guitarist Les "Fruitbat" Carter. They made their name ...more

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Chad's Tree is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Chad's Tree Rock music, Indie rock Chad's Tree is an Australian rock band, formed in Perth in 1983. The band's brittle, off-kilter sound evoked the sense of distance, desolation, harshness and loneliness of the Nullarbor Plain, ...more

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Chris & Cosey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic body music, Industrial music, Electronica Chris & Cosey, now performing as Carter Tutti, are a band formed in 1981, consisting of partners Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, both previously members of industrial music pioneers ...more

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Chris Watson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Chris Watson Electronic music Christopher Richard Watson is an English musician and sound recordist specialising in natural history. He was a founding member of the musical group Cabaret Voltaire, and Watson's work as a ...more

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Chuck Mosley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental rock, Rapcore Charles Henry "Chuck" Mosley III is an American singer-songwriter. Mosley was the front-man of the band Faith No More for their first two albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself, ...more

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Cornershop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic dance music, Dance music, Britpop Cornershop are a British indie rock band best known for their 1998 UK number one single "Brimful of Asha". The band were formed in 1991 by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh, his brother ...more

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Craig Davies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Craig Davies Craig Davies is an English singer/songwriter from Manchester, who was active from 1988 to 1990 and release two albums on the Rough Trade music label. He was at one point vocalist for the band ...more

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Damon & Naomi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop Damon & Naomi are an American dream pop/folk-rock duo, formed in 1991 by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, formerly of Galaxie 500.

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Dan Bejar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Baroque pop Daniel Bejar is an independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. Bejar has gained widespread popularity through his musical collaborations with Vancouver indie-rock band The New ...more

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Dan Popplewell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Pop music, Orchestra

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David Kitt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie David Kitt is an Irish musician. He is the son of Irish politician Tom Kitt. He has released six studio albums to date: Small Moments, The Big Romance, Square 1, The Black and Red Notebook, Not ...more

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Delays is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Ethereal wave, Dream pop, Britpop Delays are an English indie band formed in Southampton, consisting of brothers Greg and Aaron Gilbert, Colin Fox and Rowly. The band's sound combines guitar and synths and features Greg ...more

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Delta 5 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk Delta 5 were a post-punk band from Leeds, England.

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Dip in the Pool is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Dip in the Pool Dip in the Pool is a Japanese pop duo consisting of Miyako Koda and Tatsuji Kimura, who have made eight albums. Their UK album Silence was released through Rough Trade Records in 1986. Their ...more

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Dirty Three is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rough Trade Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Instrumental, Post-rock Dirty Three is an Australian instrumental rock band, consisting of Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White, which formed in 1992. Their 1996 album Horse Stories was voted by Rolling Stone as one ...more