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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.

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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.