Alternative Music English Indie Rock Bands List

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Looking for some new music? Be sure to check out this 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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1
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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