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    Pretty sweet tune

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    I'm looking for some 'alternative bands', but I don't know where to start. Will trawl through this thread, but does anyone have some personal favourites, perhaps bands that got them into the whole style?

    I'm not entirely sure what constitutes 'alternative' but some of the stuff in here sounds pretty good
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    (Original post by Converse Rocker)
    I'm looking for some 'alternative bands', but I don't know where to start. Will trawl through this thread, but does anyone have some personal favourites, perhaps bands that got them into the whole style?

    I'm not entirely sure what constitutes 'alternative' but some of the stuff in here sounds pretty good
    I think most people don't, it's pretty subjective
    Here's some bands I like though

    Two door cinema club
    yeah yeah yeahs
    the maccabees
    bloc party
    laura marling
    the vaccines
    metronomy
    noah and the whale
    ...

    hope that helps
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    (Original post by ed-)
    I think most people don't, it's pretty subjective
    Here's some bands I like though

    Two door cinema club
    yeah yeah yeahs
    the maccabees
    bloc party
    laura marling
    the vaccines
    metronomy
    noah and the whale
    ...

    hope that helps
    That's really helpful mate, cheers for the list

    Already heard some cinema club before, and Noah and the Whale appeared on the radio a few times. Heard of the Vaccines but never given a proper listen, thanks again! *reps*
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    Pretty sweet tune
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    Various Cruelties

    Various Cruelties are so good :eek: can't believe I've never heard them!
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    such a chillout song
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    (Original post by Converse Rocker)
    I'm looking for some 'alternative bands', but I don't know where to start. Will trawl through this thread, but does anyone have some personal favourites, perhaps bands that got them into the whole style?

    I'm not entirely sure what constitutes 'alternative' but some of the stuff in here sounds pretty good
    Radiohead
    Grizzly Bear
    Wild Beasts
    Arcade Fire
    Interpol
    Bombay Bicycle Club
    Doves
    Sigur Ros
    The Strokes
    Sufjan Stevens
    Tv on the Radio
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    Beautiful. :heart:
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    Finally got round to buying Wild Beasts - Smother

    ... Amazing
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    (Original post by Swell)
    Finally got round to buying Wild Beasts - Smother

    ... Amazing
    Every song on that album is sublime. Saw them live at Manchester Cathedral. Easily the greatest venue I've seen a band. The acoustics of the cathedral complimented Wild Beasts' vocals beautifully.

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    I'm liking Charles at the moment, looks like he's about to burst into the chart scene with some of his more 'pop' based songs. This is my favourite by him though; hopefully he's 'alternative' to warrant a link in this thread.

    Edit: Somebody doesn't like King Charles...maybe people will prefer his cover of We didn't start the fire? He did it from a British perspective, I thought it was cracking
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    Tiny indie labels are brilliant. The Onsind album I bought for £5 from Discount Horse Records arrived today along with a Taxpayers album thrown in for free! I already felt that it was too cheap for a CD, but for two it's just ridiculous. I'm never using Amazon again.
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    I saw The Cast of Cheers and Theme Park live the other day. The Cast of Cheers had an amazing stage presence an their new material is definitely a step up from their (somewhat forgotten) first album. I can see Theme Park going a long way as their music and live performances are very mellow and chilled out compared to The Cast of Cheers.
    All in all, The Cast of Cheers were my personal favourites. Plus the band are really nice to talk to!
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    This song is just so lovely and summer-y, looking forward to seeing them twice this summer.
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    The whole album is great, and I am surprised I liked it as I was never a big fan of Dum Dum Girls.

    Also, has anyone got School of Seven Bells new album Ghostory? I got it the other day and cannot decide if I like it as much as their previous albums. It is still certainly good, I just hope it grows on me more.

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