a mix between The Stone Roses and Primal Scream with the swagger of Oasis

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is he on a skateboard?

the late great, Monday, 22 July 2013 08:40 (ten years ago) link


TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:05 (ten years ago) link

If I saw any of these bands swaggering down the street towards me I'd certainly piss myself... laughing

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:30 (ten years ago) link

(slight Walker Brothers vibe from that last one which slightly saves them though)

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:31 (ten years ago) link

Well look on the bright side, at least none of these bands will fall foul of a club's 'no trainers' rule. The 'no looking like a complete twonk' rule might be a problem however.

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:36 (ten years ago) link


"Well, if you're going to be like that, we're going home!"

Mark G, Monday, 22 July 2013 09:36 (ten years ago) link

sometime in 2033: "This is what your dodgy uncle looked like twenty years ago!"

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:37 (ten years ago) link

See, I did wonder if that first picture was those twunts Kasabian or just some twunts trying to look like Kasabian... and I still have no idea.

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:38 (ten years ago) link

kubichek photo does not belong here

take that, bitterman (electricsound), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:42 (ten years ago) link

if i knew which one was which i could maybe agree but i can't spot any odd ones out

as i scrape further down the barrel i'm finding that the bottom-feeders usually have one guy who hasn't quite got the look down

what makes a man start polls? (Noodle Vague), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:46 (ten years ago) link

That last pic has somebody doing the look down.


Mark G, Monday, 22 July 2013 09:48 (ten years ago) link

lol beautiful

what makes a man start polls? (Noodle Vague), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:51 (ten years ago) link



Mark G, Monday, 22 July 2013 09:52 (ten years ago) link

Ornamental scarf count so far: 7

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:53 (ten years ago) link

xxp who's that woman who looks like Rod Stewart?

slamming on the dubstep brakes (snoball), Monday, 22 July 2013 09:53 (ten years ago) link

"Colossal, monolithic, gargantun are three adjectives that might begin to describe the swaggering sound of Scottish 5-piece Modern Faces"

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Monday, 22 July 2013 09:54 (ten years ago) link

"Wop Man Gargan Tun"

Mark G, Monday, 22 July 2013 09:56 (ten years ago) link

every band pictured here are better than the smiths tbh

mundane peaceable username (darraghmac), Monday, 22 July 2013 16:13 (ten years ago) link

the key to having the swagger of Oasis is looking like you huffed too much gas at some point in your life.

Poliopolice, Monday, 22 July 2013 16:13 (ten years ago) link


piscesx, Monday, 22 July 2013 17:28 (ten years ago) link

no way do The Last Shadow Puppets belong here.

piscesx, Monday, 22 July 2013 17:28 (ten years ago) link

for a while im like why are yall posting a bunch of pics of the same band and then i was like smh uk white ppl

neil degrasse (m bison), Monday, 22 July 2013 18:02 (ten years ago) link

Our music is easy to listen to, nothing complicated, just great, positive tunes, obviously influenced by core bands like the Beatles, Oasis, and the Stone Roses. But for me personally, we are all about the songs.

woof, Monday, 22 July 2013 18:06 (ten years ago) link

"Yea definitely, the industry’s a bit too squeaky clean, and has been for quite a bit now. Hopefully we can give it a kick up the arse. Especially with The Stones Rose(sic), and Noel Gallaghers new albums sort of taking off quite big, hopefully it will be a big surge and not just one band – a movement bringing guitar bands back. Hopefully we can be involved in that." Tom from The Modern Faces.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Monday, 22 July 2013 18:34 (ten years ago) link

Every month is white guitar band history month

click here to start exploding (ledge), Monday, 22 July 2013 18:38 (ten years ago) link

such a horrifying thread title.

scott seward, Monday, 22 July 2013 18:41 (ten years ago) link

Some old school flavour


MaresNest, Saturday, 30 December 2023 21:08 (five months ago) link

man the credits on liam's last album are bizarre. why does danny l harle have a production credit on some awful reggae rock track? why does ezra koenig play on a bunch of tracks & have a writing/production credit on one (not that you can tell)

I discovered the Ezra thing thanks to your post and after listening to the track you really can tell it’s Ezra !
I do wonder how come they got to work together though… I can’t imagine them hanging out or share any musical interest…

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 31 December 2023 07:18 (five months ago) link

one month passes...


MaresNest, Thursday, 1 February 2024 23:22 (four months ago) link

holy shit

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 2 February 2024 01:35 (four months ago) link

head explodes

calstars, Friday, 2 February 2024 01:39 (four months ago) link

I kinda like it :D

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 2 February 2024 10:31 (four months ago) link

I mean it's different at least.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 2 February 2024 10:55 (four months ago) link

I kinda like it :D


blazin' squab (NickB), Friday, 2 February 2024 12:27 (four months ago) link

All the same I’m not on my way to Bandcamp

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 2 February 2024 14:40 (four months ago) link


First video is a live cover of Stone Roses…

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 2 February 2024 14:42 (four months ago) link

Now, if only Bobby Gillespie would have joined that new group with Liam Gallagher and John Squire, then this truly would have been a damningly prescient thread.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 2 February 2024 14:51 (four months ago) link

Squire singing, Liam playing the guitar, Bobby bobbying.

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Friday, 2 February 2024 15:14 (four months ago) link

Not quite the Ryan Trecartin-inspired ladrock crossover it hints at

PaulTMA, Saturday, 3 February 2024 00:17 (four months ago) link


i'm even more baffled by "watch you fall" after listening to a single other song of theirs which is exactly the ladrock i expected

ufo, Saturday, 3 February 2024 00:47 (four months ago) link

Possibly some kind of instrument ID switch in the MIDI tracks behind the vocal. Can't believe how bad the lipsync is in the videos, it's not even iMovie standard.

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 3 February 2024 01:29 (four months ago) link

In this photograph Liam Gallagher and John Squire have extremely strong 'mother and son in a BBC 'North West Tonight' story about 'aggressive cold call door to door sales deliberately targeting the vulnerable' energy. pic.twitter.com/iRUpvtrD4d

— Harry Sword (@HarrySword) February 7, 2024

Wry & Slobby (Portsmouth Bubblejet), Thursday, 8 February 2024 15:13 (four months ago) link


The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 February 2024 15:37 (four months ago) link


Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Thursday, 8 February 2024 15:42 (four months ago) link

#onethread Show me some men who look like old lesbians!

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Thursday, 8 February 2024 15:45 (four months ago) link

it reminds me of an old Japanese painting I saw. I think it was called something like "The Skeleton and the Witch".

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 8 February 2024 17:02 (four months ago) link

Squire always looks so self consciously po-faced in pics - like he's holding a facial pose he thinks is most flattering to his ugly mug, doesn't he ever smile? God help him if he thinks he looks enigmatic doing this!

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 8 February 2024 17:10 (four months ago) link

These guys all eventually turn into John Craven, it's a genetic inevitability

the most powerful man in cornish politics (Matt #2), Thursday, 8 February 2024 17:13 (four months ago) link


Don't remember this lot at all

blazin' squab (NickB), Thursday, 8 February 2024 21:27 (four months ago) link

Probably for the best

calstars, Thursday, 8 February 2024 21:42 (four months ago) link

Vaguely remember them as a late 80s band who I think toured fairly regularly with Senseless Things

groovypanda, Thursday, 8 February 2024 21:44 (four months ago) link

ah yeah, i can see that! though i'm still not sure where the guy with the shades fits into the whole thing

blazin' squab (NickB), Thursday, 8 February 2024 21:52 (four months ago) link

ha I actually have that song on this (pretty good) compilation: https://www.discogs.com/release/13004134-Various-Just-A-Bad-Dream-Sixty-British-Garage-And-Trash-Nuggets-1981-89

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 8 February 2024 22:08 (four months ago) link

ah context! cheers boss, theres a 50p copy of it in chichester but you'll have to spend 15 quid and half the day on the train to get there :)

blazin' squab (NickB), Thursday, 8 February 2024 22:32 (four months ago) link


These days, as anyone who has seen them in the flesh could tell you, Kula Shaker’s live shows are less like gigs than bona-fide happenings… communal gatherings of like-minded souls where the bilateral flow of positive energy feels powerful enough to levitate the Royal Albert Hall.

Named after a 10th century south-Indian poet King, Kula Shaker, carried their royal flag of retro freakery and spiritual sonics to the toppermost of the poppermost during the heady days of Britpop, with songs like ‘Tattva’ and ‘Hush’ and from the multi-platinum selling album ‘K’. Fast forward to present day, and 2024 sees the band ride out once again, mystical-machine-guns-a-blazing, with the release of ‘Natural Magick’ — their 7th studio album.

Kula Shaker’s timely reboot seems in no small part due to one key development, which Kula konnoisseurs have long dreamed about — the return of Hammond organ wizard Jay Darlington after a decade with Oasis and various Gallaghers. Now the four original members of the band’s classic line-up: Crispian Mills (guitar) Alonza Bevan (bass) and Paul Winter Hart (drums) — are reunited for the first time since 1999’s ‘Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts’, and with a 13-track album featuring some of their best songs to date, the band look set to scale the dizzy heights once more.

soref, Saturday, 10 February 2024 12:31 (four months ago) link

I bet when he takes them shades off he looks older than his mum

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Saturday, 10 February 2024 12:36 (four months ago) link

when one of the two big hits you namecheck is your Deep Purple (i know, don't @ me) cover version

wang mang band (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 10 February 2024 12:41 (four months ago) link

Nice of Michael Fabricant to loan him his wig.

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Saturday, 10 February 2024 12:46 (four months ago) link

Feller on the left is a dead ringer for one of the actors in Limmy's show

Maresn3st, Saturday, 10 February 2024 12:57 (four months ago) link

I like that they name the king that they’re named after

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 10 February 2024 13:01 (four months ago) link

How do they have seven albums

B. Amato (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 10 February 2024 14:29 (four months ago) link

every current member of Kula Shaker has their own individual wikipedia page, which seems like overkill

Paul Winter-Hart (born 19 September 1971) is the drummer for the English band Kula Shaker.[1] He grew up in East Pennard, Somerset, and is noted for being reserved in interviews.[2]

soref, Saturday, 10 February 2024 15:04 (four months ago) link

Oh we share a birthday. East Pennard isn't too far away either. I'm finding this almost interesting.

Funniest bit on the Kula page: Mills commented in 2016, "The musical styles on K are mainstream now. [In 1996] people didn't know how to understand it or where to place it, so all that was left to do was deride it."[22]

you can see me from westbury white horse, Saturday, 10 February 2024 15:47 (four months ago) link

Never heard of them before, but I present to you Brigitte Calls Me Baby.


nickn, Friday, 16 February 2024 17:56 (four months ago) link

Barnet FC should sign them up

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 16 February 2024 18:14 (four months ago) link

They appear to be from Chicago.

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Friday, 16 February 2024 18:15 (four months ago) link

There’s hair in there

tobo73, Friday, 16 February 2024 18:23 (four months ago) link

Landfill windy city

nxd, Friday, 16 February 2024 18:30 (four months ago) link

^^ vg

bae (sic), Friday, 16 February 2024 18:54 (four months ago) link

Pretty sure these belong on one of the "lads that sound like The Blue Nile" threads rather than this one

wang mang band (Noodle Vague), Friday, 16 February 2024 19:26 (four months ago) link

they do look more like they are going for a pouty 80's art student band aesthetic more than being the lads

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 16 February 2024 19:33 (four months ago) link

The front guy looks like he's one of those poncy post-Bad Seeds Londons band from the 90s - whose fanbase didn't stretch much further than Camden High Street. The three guys at the back look like they're from a different band entirely. Anyway, they're American so I don't see how they qualify for this thread.

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Friday, 16 February 2024 20:10 (four months ago) link

Tom I gave up on the direction of this thread a long time ago

wang mang band (Noodle Vague), Friday, 16 February 2024 20:54 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

an understandable mistake from The Scum

Nice of The Sun to announce that @FatWhiteFamily have split up, even though they haven't.

They've also illustrated it with a truly beautiful photo of (I think?) Catfish & The Bottlemen.#dontbuythesunhttps://t.co/FjTNywftxu

— Benjamin Myers (@BenMyers1) April 30, 2024

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 30 April 2024 17:48 (one month ago) link

Not quite sure where to put this, so it’s going here:


Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 2 May 2024 01:12 (one month ago) link

Ah, does this work better?

New favourite bit of TikTok is quite easily Indonesian Britpop pic.twitter.com/HTPMZ453dT

— George (@george__woodall) May 1, 2024

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 2 May 2024 01:13 (one month ago) link

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