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Bands that you would recommend. That aren't that well known now.

Although in their day might have been very well known, or not. But largely forgotten now. It's up to you. It's not a competition - just a way to get more good music in your life.

So I give to you;


May Blitz

The New Riders of the Purple Sage


I have more but I'll leave it at that. I'm in the Bugle listening to If right now.


  • Guided by voices
    The unwinding hours
  • Most bands coming out of Trashmouth Records
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    Spring King
    Magic Gang
    Venture Lows
    Parquet Courts
    Mac Demarco
  • Bon Iver
  • Joy Formidable
    Walking on Cars
  • edited October 2016
    Bonnevilles. Oops read the question wrong.
  • The last shadow puppets

    Dead mans bones

    Benji Hughes
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Be-bop deluxe (well their first album really)

    Ducks deluxe (coincidently) (again their first album)

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  • Mesh
  • Lonely The Brave, anyone who likes music should have their first album in their life
  • I like the new Twin Atlantic album
  • Black Marble
    US Girls
  • Joy Formidable
    Walking on Cars

    Was lucky enough to have a curry with Joy formidable a few years ago. Lovely bunch
  • Cafcspud said:

    Bon Iver

    New album is great @Cafcspud
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  • Boy Better Know.
  • Bellowhead

    And four that are still going worth hearing:

    Ray Gelato's Giants
    Space Cadets
    Dollar Bill
    Dr Bontempi's Snake Oil Company

  • Too many T's. The next Beastie Boys.

  • edited October 2016
    Not forgotten so much as up & coming. Wolf Alice. Got some poppy singles that a few will have heard, but their real gems are in the album tracks.
  • Daggs said:

    Be-bop deluxe (well their first album really)

    Ducks deluxe (coincidently) (again their first album)


    PUB ROCK at it's finest hour ...!!!!
  • Broken Witt Rebels .... a cross between Kings of Leon and Rival Sons. I saw them last Thursday , very good ...!!!!
  • Good thread! Shall definitely check out a few bands listed thus far!

    So many great 'lost' & largely unheard of bands out there, I could put so many.

    Here are a few in some sort of categorization (though I'm not a fan of pigeon-holing bands/artists)

    For those that like expansive, widescreen, prog-esque rock:

    Oceansize (UK - No longer in existence)
    Karnivool (AUS - Active)
    Shiner (US - Sporadically active)
    Dredg (US - Active)
    Cave In (US - Active)
    Victory Red (UK - No longer in existence)
    Failure (US - Active)

    Indie Rock:

    Rialto (UK - No longer in existence)
    Minus The Bear (US - Active)
    Blackmail (GER - Active)
    Jawbox (US - No longer in existence)
    The Life & Times (US - Active)
    12 Rods (US - No longer in existence)
    Lomax (UK - Paul Epworths early band - No longer in existence)
    Swervedriver (UK - Active)
    Mutemath (US - active)
    Six.By Seven (UK - Active)
    The Afghan Whigs (US - Active)

    Electronically based/Infused:

    Soulwax (BEL - Active - Also as 2Many DJ's)
    Sneaker Pimps (UK - No longer in existence)
    TheStart (US - On hiatus)
    The Notwist (GER - Still Active)
    Curve (UK - No longer in existence)
    Lamb (UK - Active)

    Heavy/Heavier shit:

    Kyuss (US - No longer in existence)
    Helmet (US - Active)
    Sikth (UK - Active)
    Earthtone-9 (UK - Active)
    Filter (US - Active)
    Soilwork (SWE - Active)
    Opeth (SWE - Active - could also go into prig category)
    Machine Head (US - Active)
    Senser (UK - Active - also have electronic tendencies)


    Injected (US - No longer in existence)
    Talk Show (US - Stone Temple Pilots spin off - No longer in existence)
    Local H (US - Active)
    Paw (US - No longer in existence)
    Kerbdog (EIRE - Sporadically active)

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