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The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated May 11, 2020 627 votes 162 voters 5.7k views 34 items

List Rules Vote up the bands you think deserve more attention.

While some bands quickly blast up to the top of the charts after one release, others remain under the radar for far too long. The 2019 class of underrated bands includes indie rockers, folk groups, and more. Some of the top underrated bands today are poised for a breakout year, with a full schedule of tour dates and the release of new albums.

Good underrated bands like The Struts, Brockhampton, and Superorganism are expected to have a big year in 2019. Sunflower Bean have been tapped as a supporting act for everyone from Interpol to Beck, so it's about time they got some critical acclaim of their own.

Buzzworthy K-Pop acts like Momoland are also among the most underrated bands of 2019.

Which underrated bands do you think deserve more attention in 2019? Vote your favorite underrated 2019 band up to the top of this list, and if you think we missed one of the hottest underrated bands performing now, don't hesitate to add them to the list.

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Highly Suspect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Highly Suspect is an American rock trio from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band was founded by twin brothers Rich (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals) and their ...more
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Glass Animals is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Zaba, How to Be a Human Being

Glass Animals is a British four-piece psychedelic music project led by singer, songwriter, and producer Dave Bayley with his bandmates and childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer, and Drew MacFarlane.

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The Wombats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: The Wombats, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, Girls, Boys & Marsupials, + more

The Wombats are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool. The band comprises native Liverpudlians Matthew Murphy, Daniel Haggis and Norwegian-born Tord Øverland Knudsen. The band is ...more

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Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Brockhampton is a California-based American hip-hop collective, self-described as a "boy band", formed in San Marcos, Texas in 2015. Brockhampton was partially founded on Internet ...more

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The Struts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Everybody Wants, Young & Dangerous

The Struts are an English rock band from Derby, Derbyshire, England. The band consists of vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies. Formed in ...more

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The Regrettes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Feel Your Feelings Fool!, How Do You Love?

The Regrettes are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles. The band is led by frontwoman Lydia Night. They released their debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool! on Warner Bros. Records in January 2017.

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Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Albums: Swoon, Carnavas, Neck of the Woods, Future Foe Scenarios, Well Thought Out Twinkles, + more

Silversun Pickups is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles that was formed in 2000. The band is composed of Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao, and Joe Lester. The ...more

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Nothing But Thieves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Albums: Nothing But Thieves, Broken Machine

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IDLES is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Brutalism, Joy as an Act of Resistance

Idles, stylised as IDLES, are an English punk rock band formed in Bristol in 2009. Their debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, as was their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018.

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Wolf Alice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Bros, Fluffy, Blush, Creature Songs

Wolf Alice are a four-piece alternative rock band from North London, consisting of Ellie Rowsell, Joel Amey, Joff Oddie and Theo Ellis. They released their debut single "Fluffy" in ...more

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Superorganism is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Superorganism

Superorganism is an English indie pop band, formed in early 2017 and based in London. The group consists of eight members, including lead vocalist Orono Noguchi, alongside Emily, Harry, Tucan, ...more
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Joywave is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: How Do You Feel Now?, Content

Joywave is an American indie rock band from Rochester, New York, consisting of members Daniel Armbruster (vocals), Joseph Morinelli (guitar), Kevin Mahoney (bass), Benjamin Bailey (keyboards), and Paul Brenner (drums). The band first became known for its collaboration with electronic music project Big Data, "Dangerous."

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boygenius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Boygenius (stylized in all lowercase) is an indie rock supergroup formed by American musicians Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. Their self-titled debut EP boygenius was written and recorded in four days at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles.

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Slaves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Are You Satisfied?, Take Control, Acts of Fear and Love

Slaves are an English punk rock duo formed in 2012 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, consisting of Laurie Vincent (vocals, guitar, and bass) and Isaac Holman (vocals, drums, and trumpet). Their music has been described as "British punk with harsh bluesy garage riffs."

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The Kills is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: No Wow, Keep On Your Mean Side, Blood Pressures, Last Day of Magic, Cheap and Cheerful, + more

The Kills are a British-American indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart ("VV") and English guitarist Jamie Hince ("Hotel"). They are signed to Domino ...more
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Middle Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Lost Friends

Middle Kids are an alternative indie rock band from Sydney, Australia led by lead singer/guitarist Hannah Joy and her husband, Tim Fitz. Drummer Harry Day fills out the trio. They have released ...more
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Bears In Trees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Bad Cop/Bad Cop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Not Sorry, Warriors

Bad Cop/Bad Cop is a punk band consisting of singer/songwriter Stacey Dee, singer/guitarist Jennie Cotterill, basist/singer Rinh Re, and drummer Myra Gallarza. 

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Roadtrip is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Albums: Miss Taken, 2017, Tokyo Hotel, 2017, Dynamite, + more

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Peach Pit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Being So Normal

Peach Pit is an indie pop band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band is led by Neil Smith, guitarist Christopher Vanderkooy, bassist Peter Wilton, and drummer Mikey Pascuzzi. The group melds teen angst with bummer summer vibes and quickly developed a dedicated local fanbase through their energetic live shows.

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Doll Skin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: In Your Face, In Your Face (Again), Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Love Is Dead And We Killed Her

Doll Skin is a rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. The band is made up Meghan Herring (drums/co-lead vocals), Sydney Dolezal (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Nicole Rich (bass/backing vocals), and Alex Snowden (lead guitar/backing vocals).The band members met at School Of Rock Scottsdale. Their sound is a blend of punk, metal, alternative & pop.

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Welshly Arms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Welshly Arms, No Place Is Home

Welshly Arms is an American blues rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The band has been active since their debut in 2013 with the EP Welcome. The following year, they released a covers EP and in 2015, an album titled Welshly Arms. The band writes, produces, and records all of their material in Cleveland. Their name refers to a Saturday Night Live sketch.

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Broods is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Evergreen, Conscious, Don't Feed the Pop Monster

Broods is a music duo from Nelson, New Zealand, composed of Georgia Josiena Nott on lead vocals, with older brother and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Allan Joseph Nott on production and backing vocals. They released the single "Bridges", which went to No. 8 on the New Zealand single chart, and signed with Capitol and Polydor Records.

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Rolling Blackouts Coasta... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Albums: Talk Tight, The French Press, Hope Downs

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, also sometimes known as Rolling Blackouts C.F., is an Australian indie rock band. It was formed in Melbourne in 2013 by singer-guitarists Fran Keaney, Tom Russo ...more
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Priests is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Underrated Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Albums: Nothing Feels Natural, The Seduction of Kansas

Priests are a post-punk band from Washington D.C. Formed in 2012, the band is composed of Katie Alice Greer (vocals), Daniele Daniele (drums), and G.L. Jaguar (guitar). Strong proponents of DIY ...more