Bands/Musicians XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster

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List of XL Recordings artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This XL Recordings roster includes both past and present artists. Popular XL Recordings 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 XL Recordings 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 XL Recordings.

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more

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Atoms for Peace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock Atoms For Peace is a British-American electronic supergroup formed in late 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist ...more

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Azealia Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks pursued an interest in musical theatre at a young age, studying at ...more

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Backwoods Warriors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Folk rock, Post-grunge

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Badly Drawn Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie folk, Indie rock Damon Michael Gough, known by the stage name Badly Drawn Boy, is an English indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Gough chose his stage name from the title character in the show Sam ...more

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Basement Jaxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Deep house, Tech house, Electronic music Basement Jaxx are a British electronic dance music duo consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe . The pair got their name from the regular night club they held in their hometown of ...more

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Be your own PET is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock Be Your Own Pet was a four-piece punk/garage rock group from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more

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Blue Roses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Blue Roses Folk music Blue Roses is the recording name of Laura Groves, an English musician originally from Shipley, West Yorkshire, England. Her debut album, Blue Roses, was released in 2009 on XL Recordings. Groves ...more

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Bobby Womack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Doo-wop, Soul blues Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the ...more

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Breakbeat Era is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Breakbeat Era Electronic music, Drum and bass Breakbeat Era was a short-lived British project, that combined the breakbeat talent of drum and bass producers, Roni Size and DJ Die, with the vocals of singer Leonie Laws. Spearheaded by the ...more

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Cajun Dance Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Cajun Dance Party Indie, Indie rock Cajun Dance Party were a five-piece band based in London, England, United Kingdom. They originally consisted of Robbie Stern, Max Bloom, Daniel Blumberg, Will Vignoles, and Vicky Freund. ...more

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Devendra Banhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Folk music, New Weird America Devendra Obi Banhart is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas and was raised by his mother in Venezuela, until he moved to California as a ...more

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Discovery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Discovery Indie pop, Electronic music, Electronic rock Discovery is the American indie rock, electronic recording project of Rostam Batmanglij, the keyboardist from Vampire Weekend, and Wesley Miles, the vocalist from Ra Ra Riot, friends who began ...more

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Dizzee Rascal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Bassline, Dubstep Dylan Mills, better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English grime MC, songwriter and record producer with Ghanaian and Nigerian roots. His music is a blend of grime, UK garage, ...more

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Ed O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock Edward John "Ed" O'Brien is an English musician, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Radiohead. He is also responsible for harmony vocals during live concerts and on many ...more

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Electric Six is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk Electric Six is a six-piece band from Detroit, Michigan. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of "Garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and ...more

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Elvis Perkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock Elvis Perkins is an American folk-rock recording artist. He released his debut studio album, Ash Wednesday, in 2007. He subsequently toured in support of the album with his band Elvis Perkins in ...more

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Empirion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Empirion Industrial music, Electronica, Techno Empirion are a British industrial techno band, from Essex, England. They were formed in 1993, and the original line up consisted of Austin Morsely, Bob Glennie and Jamie Smart.

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Ezra Koenig is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock Ezra Michael Koenig is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Vampire Weekend.

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Faris Badwan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Garage rock, Classical music Farris Rotter is a member of the musical group The Horrors.

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Friendly Fires is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing Friendly Fires are an English band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. They are currently signed to XL Recordings. Their self-titled debut album was released on 1 September 2008 and was ...more

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Giggs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues Nathaniel Thompson, better known by his stage name Giggs, is an English rapper with Caribbean roots. Giggs is signed to XL Recordings since 2010. He released his debut studio album Walk in da ...more

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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Spoken Word Soul, Fusion, Jazz-funk Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative ...more

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Golden Silvers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Doo-wop, Pop music, Art rock Golden Silvers was a band from London signed to independent record label XL. The line-up consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Gwilym Gold, Ben Moorhouse on bass guitar, and Robden Alexis Nunez ...more

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Graham Butt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Punk rock Gizz Butt is a British musician, best known for playing the guitar during live performances by the band The Prodigy in the late 1990s.

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Holly Miranda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Holly Miranda Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock Holly Miranda is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Besides being trained in piano, Holly is a self-taught guitar and trumpet player. In 2001, she recorded "High Above The ...more

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Jack Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Rock music "Little" Jack Lawrence is an American musician from Covington, Kentucky, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jack Peñate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rockabilly, Alternative rock Jack Peñate is a British musician and singer-songwriter signed to XL Recordings.

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music Jack White is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands ...more

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Jai Paul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music Jai Paul is a British singer, songwriter, producer, and recording artist from Rayners Lane, United Kingdom. He is signed to XL Recordings.

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Jamie xx is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Dubstep, Electronic music Jamie Smith is an English music producer and remix artist, who is known both as a solo act and as a member of the London-based band The xx.

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Jonny Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Soundtrack, Electronic music, Classical music Jonathan Richard Guy "Jonny" Greenwood is an English musician and composer best known as a member of the rock band Radiohead. Beyond his primary roles as Radiohead's lead guitarist and ...more

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Joshua Hayward is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Joshua Hayward Shoegazing, Garage punk, Electronic music Joshua Third is a member of the musical group The Horrors.

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Kid Harpoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Kid Harpoon Indie, Folk music Kid Harpoon is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

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Lemon Jelly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Downtempo, Trip hop, Rock music Lemon Jelly is a British electronic music duo from London, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Fred Deakin and Nick Franglen. Lemon Jelly has been nominated ...more

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Liam Howlett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Dance-punk, Rave music, Dance-rock Liam Paris Howlett, is an English member and main composer of the British electronic band The Prodigy, occasional DJ, and a record producer.

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Liquid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Rave music, House music, Trance music Liquid are a British dance act, formed by Eamon Downes and Shane Heneghan. "Sweet Harmony", Liquid's first and best-known track, layered the house music of CeCe Rogers' ...more

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M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She is also a songwriter, painter and director. ...more

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Magistrates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Magistrates Indie rock Magistrates are a pop band hailing from South Woodham Ferrers in Essex, England.

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Martin Feveyear is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Martin Feveyear is a British record producer and audio engineer based in Seattle, Washington. Beginning as a singer-songwriter and musician, Feveyear soon began recording work for artists in ...more

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Megan Martha White is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Garage rock Meg White is an American drummer from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan best known for her work with Jack White in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes. She and White decided to form a band two ...more

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Moby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of ...more

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding ...more

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Philip Selway is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Folk rock, Alternative rock Philip James "Phil" Selway is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead. In addition to drums, he provides backing vocals, ...more

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien. Radiohead released ...more

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Ratatat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dance-punk Ratatat is a New York City experimental alternative rock duo consisting of Mike Stroud and producer Evan Mast.

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Rhys Webb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Electronic music, Experimental music Rhys Webb appeared in the 2009 musical comedy film Wreckless Epic: The Journey to SXSW.

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RJD2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Pop music Ramble Jon Krohn, better known by his stage name RJD2, is an American musician based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is owner of record label RJ's Electrical Connections. He has been member of ...more