music English Alternative Rock Bands List

Reference
24.1k views 493 items Embed

List of English alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The alternative rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Adele and Coldplay are included in this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from England?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
list ordered by

1
Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide American Celebs Who Were in British Commercials

2
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

3
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

4
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

5
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Oasis Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

6
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

8
Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Arctic Monkeys Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock

9
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

10
Blur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Blur Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music

11
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Smiths Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

12
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

13
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Joe Strummer New Wave, Ska, Rock music

14
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

15
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time The Most Stunning Celebrity Women Over 50

16
Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

17
Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Dave Gahan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

18
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

19
Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Pretenders New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

20
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Lily Allen Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

21
Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Chris Martin Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

22
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

23
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

24
Hot Chip is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Hot Chip Indie pop, Synthpop, Neo soul

25
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Paul Weller Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

26
Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

27
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Marillion Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

28
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Noel Gallagher Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

29
A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
A Flock of Seagulls Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

The 20 Most Epic Wedding FAILs of All Time 23 Things You Should Never Do While Naked

30
Placebo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

31
Bauhaus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Bauhaus Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk

32
Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Spiritualized Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

33
Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Echo & the Bunnymen New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

34
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Stone Roses Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

35
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Pulp Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

36
The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Kooks Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

37
David Gray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
David Gray Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

38
Siouxsie Sioux is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Siouxsie Sioux New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

39
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

40
Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Kasabian Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music

41
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Siouxsie & the Banshees New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

42
The Sisters of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Sisters of Mercy Gothic rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

43
Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Damon Albarn Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

The Best EDM YouTube Channels The Best Oscar-Winning Songs

44
Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Pete Doherty Garage rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

45
Erasure is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Erasure Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

46
The Damned is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
The Damned Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

47
Bat for Lashes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Bat for Lashes Indie pop, Synthpop, Emo

48
Enter Shikari is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Enter Shikari Electronic music, Electro, Electronic dance music

49
Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Liam Gallagher Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

50
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Robert Smith New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music