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List of English indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie 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 indie 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 indie 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.

List features bands like Coldplay and PJ Harvey.

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

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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Oasis Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Arctic Monkeys Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock

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Blur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Blur Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music

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Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Paul Weller Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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The Jam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Placebo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Spiritualized Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Stone Roses Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

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Pulp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Pulp Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

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The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Kooks Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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David Gray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
David Gray Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Kasabian Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music

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Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Damon Albarn Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Stereolab is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Stereolab Lounge music, Jazz, Post-rock

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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Pete Doherty Garage rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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Bat for Lashes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Bat for Lashes Indie pop, Synthpop, Emo

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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Robert Smith New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music

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Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Kaiser Chiefs Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Keane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Keane Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Foals is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Foals Dance-punk, New Prog, Alternative dance

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Gomez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Gomez Folk music, Alternative rock, Jam band

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Ben Drew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Ben Drew Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Bloc Party Dance-punk, Rock music, Post-Britpop

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Babyshambles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Babyshambles Garage punk, Garage rock, Punk rock

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The Go! Team is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Go! Team Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Talk Talk Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Kele Okereke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Kele Okereke Dubstep, Electro house, Alternative dance

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British Sea Power is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
British Sea Power Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Andrew White Alternative rock, Indie rock

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White Lies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
White Lies New Wave, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Noisettes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Noisettes Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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The Wombats is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Wombats Pop punk, Indie pop, New Wave

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The Adicts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Adicts Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

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The Libertines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Libertines Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Spacemen 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Spacemen 3 Rock music, Space rock, Drone music

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The Duke Spirit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Duke Spirit Garage rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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James is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
James Indie pop, New Wave, Madchester

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Kate Nash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Kate Nash Indie pop, Synthpop, Anti-folk

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Carter the Unstoppable Sex Mac... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

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Clinic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Clinic Noise rock, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

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The Rascals is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
The Rascals Experimental rock, Britpop, Indie rock

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Blue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Graham Coxon Folk rock, Britpop, Alternative rock

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Ian Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Ian Brown Madchester, Britpop, Alternative rock