MUSIC IMPACTED TERRACE CULTURE
Music influenced terrace culture long before the very term even existed. Check out the list of bands from the beginning to the present.
The 4-Skins are an punk rock band from the East End of London, England. Originally composed of Gary Hodges, ‘Hoxton’ Tom McCourt, Steve ‘H’ Hamer and John Jacobs, the group was formed in 1979 and disbanded in 1984 – although new line-ups formed in 2007 and 2008
Arctic Monkeys are a highly acclaimed British rock band known for their infectious indie rock sound and clever lyrics. With frontman Alex Turner leading the way, their debut album, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not,” broke records and catapulted them to fame. They have continued to release critically acclaimed albums, showcasing their evolution and diverse musical influences. Arctic Monkeys have solidified their status as one of the most influential bands of the 21st century.
Arms Race were an English hardcore punk band formed in London in 2012. They were a part of the New Wave of British Hardcore.
Blondie is an American rock band founded in 1974 in New York City by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the American new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York City.
Blur is a British rock band that rose to prominence in the 1990s during the Britpop movement. Known for their catchy melodies and witty lyrics, they released successful albums like “Parklife” and “Blur.” The band’s rivalry with Oasis added to their fame. After a hiatus, Blur reunited and continued to make music, with their most recent album being “The Magic Whip” in 2015. They remain influential in British music history.
David Bowie was a legendary British singer, known for his boundary-pushing music, distinctive voice, and ever-evolving persona. His iconic hits, such as “Space Oddity” and “Heroes,” cemented his status as an influential figure in rock and pop music. Bowie’s innovative approach, artistic flair, and ability to reinvent himself have made him a beloved and timeless icon in the music industry.
Buzzcocks were a highly influential punk rock band from England formed in 1976. Known for their catchy melodies, energetic performances, and witty lyrics, they played a significant role in shaping the punk and post-punk movements. Their songs, including “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” and “What Do I Get?”, became punk anthems and continue to inspire generations of musicians. Buzzcocks left a lasting impact on the music scene with their unique blend of punk aggression and pop sensibilities.
Carl Cox is a British house and techno club DJ, as well as radio DJ and record producer. He is based in Hove, Sussex, England. Cox has won and been nominated for numerous awards. He has performed at numerous clubs and electronic music or dance events worldwide
Cock Sparrer is an influential English punk rock band that emerged in the 1970s. They are known for their energetic live performances and anthemic style, helping to shape the Oi! punk subgenre. With their catchy, sing-along songs and working-class themes, Cock Sparrer has garnered a dedicated following and remains a significant presence in punk rock history.
Crown Court is a Oi!/Punk band from London (UK), founded around November 2013.
The Crunch is an English/Swedish power pop group that is influenced by rock and punk. The Crunch started January 2013 after Sulo met the members when writing the book Keep Yourself Alive in 2012.
Gang Of Four
Gang of Four are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Leeds. The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many different line-ups including, among other notable musicians, Sara Lee, Gail Ann Dorsey, and Mark Heaney.
Giuda is a five-piece band from Rome, Italy, that play an air-punching mix of anthemic ‘70s rock hooks delivered with the brutal force of early UK punk, all interpreted in a contemporary and original way with relevance for today’s discerning listener.
Happy Mondays are an English rock band formed in Salford in 1980. The original line-up was Shaun Ryder, his brother Paul Ryder, Gary Whelan, Paul Davis, and Mark Day. Mark “Bez” Berry later joined the band onstage as a dancer/percussionist. Rowetta joined as a second vocalist in 1990.
Hector were a four-piece Glam Rock band from Portsmouth, England. Check: technically they are now regarded as ‘Junkshop Glam’ – a band that basically followed the the UK Glam Rock scene of the early Seventies, but for whatever reason, failed to attract the attention they merited and other more media favoured bands achieved.
James are an English rock band from Manchester, formed in 1982. They had popularity throughout the 1990s, with four top 10s on the UK Singles Chart and nine top 10s on the UK Albums Chart. The band’s best-known singles include “Come Home”, “Sit Down”, “She’s a Star” and “Laid”, which also became a hit on American college radio.
Jook were a British glam rock band formed in London in 1971. The band consisted of Ian Kimmett (vocals, guitar), Trevor White (guitar), Ian Hampton (bass), and Chris Townson (drums). Jook were one of the first bands to emerge during the early days of the glam rock explosion. They were known for their sharp, guitar-driven sound and their stylish, tartan uniforms. The band released a string of singles in the early 1970s, including “Alright With Me”, “City and Suburban Blues”, “Oo Oo Rudie”, “King Capp”, and “Bish Bash Bosh”. Despite their early success, Jook never quite achieved mainstream success. They disbanded in 1976, but their music has since been rediscovered by fans of glam rock and power pop.
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in Salford in 1976. The group consisted of vocalist, guitarist and lyricist Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. Sumner and Hook formed the band after attending a June 1976 Sex Pistols concert.
Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band formed in Leeds in 2003. The band consists of Ricky Wilson (vocals), Andrew “Whitey” White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass), Nick “Peanut” Baines (keyboards), and Vijay Mistry (drums). The band’s name comes from the South African football club Kaizer Chiefs. Their music is influenced by a variety of genres, including new wave, punk rock, and Britpop. Kaiser Chiefs have released seven studio albums, all of which have been commercially successful. Their most successful album is Employment, which was released in 2005 and reached number one in the UK Albums Chart. The band has won numerous awards, including three Brit Awards, an NME Award, and a Q Award. They have also been nominated for a Grammy Award. Kaiser Chiefs are one of the most popular and successful indie rock bands in the world. They continue to tour and release new music, and they have a large and dedicated fan base.
Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band consists of Tom Meighan (lead vocals), Sergio Pizzorno (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Chris Edwards (bass), Ian Matthews (guitar), and Jay Mehler (keyboards, guitar). Kasabian’s music is a mix of rock, electronica, and psychedelia. They have been praised for their energetic live shows and their ability to blend different genres of music. The band have released seven studio albums, all of which have been commercially successful. Their most successful album is West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, which was released in 2009 and reached number one in the UK Albums Chart. Kasabian have won numerous awards, including two Brit Awards, an NME Award, and a Q Award. They have also been nominated for a Grammy Award. The band are still active today and continue to tour and release new music. They are one of the most popular and successful rock bands in the UK.
A British oi! band – established in 1980, Herne Bay, Kent, England and named after the famous East London skinhead shop. One of the first and most popular oi! bands.
William John Paul Gallagher is an English singer and songwriter. He achieved fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Oasis from 1991 to 2009, and later fronted the rock band Beady Eye from 2009 to 2014, before starting a successful solo career in 2017.
Magazine were an English rock band formed in 1977 in Manchester in England by singer Howard Devoto and guitarist John McGeoch. After leaving the punk group Buzzcocks in early 1977, Devoto decided to create a more progressive and less “traditional” rock band.
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. The members regrouped after the disbandment of their previous band Joy Division due to the death by suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.
Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He was the chief songwriter, lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Oasis until their split in 2009. After leaving Oasis, he formed Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. The initial lineup consisted of Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, Tony McCarroll, joined later by Liam’s older brother, Noel. The lineup changed numerous times, with the Gallagher brothers remaining staple members.
Ocean Colour Scene
Ocean Colour Scene are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1989. They have had five top 10 albums including a number one in 1997. They have also achieved seventeen top 40 singles and six top 10 singles to date.
Pulp are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from their heyday consisted of Jarvis Cocker, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber.
Sham 69 are an English punk rock band that formed in Hersham in Surrey in 1975. They were one of the most successful punk bands in the United Kingdom, achieving five top 20 singles, including “If the Kids Are United” and “Hurry Up Harry”.
Scottish rock band founded in 1977 in Glasgow. They were greatly popular from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.
English Ska/Pop/Oi! band from the 1980s.
Slade are an English rock band formed in Wolverhampton in 1966. They rose to prominence during the glam rock era in the early 1970s, achieving 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart.
Spandau Ballet were an English new wave band formed in Islington, London, in 1979. Inspired by the capital’s post-punk underground dance scene, they emerged at the start of the 1980s as the house band for the Blitz Kids, playing “European Dance Music” as “The Applause” for this new club culture’s audience.
Suede are an English rock band formed in London in 1989 by singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Justine Frischmann, and bass player Mat Osman.
Suede razors is a four-piece rock n’ roll band from the San Francisco Bay Area featuring members of local favorites Harrington Saints, Hounds & Harlots, and Sydney Ducks. Combining elements of 70’s punk, pub-rock, bootboy glam, and mod revival, they’ve created their own hard-hitting brand of amped-up retro rock n’ roll.
Talking Heads was an American rock band that formed in 1975 in New York City. The band was composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison.
The Barmines are an Indie Rock band from Leeds.The band consists of members Rob Burton (Singer/Guitarist), Liam Lockey (Drums/Backing Vocals), Leam Hayes (Guitarist) and James May (Bassist).
The Charlatans are an English rock band formed in West Midlands, England in 1988. The current line-up comprises lead vocalist Tim Burgess, guitarist Mark Collins, bassist Martin Blunt and keyboardist Tony Rogers.
The Chords are a 1970s British pop music group, commonly associated with the 1970s mod revival, who had several hits in their homeland, before the decline of the trend brought about their break-up.
The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 who were key players in the original wave of British punk rock.
The Cure is an English rock band formed in 1976. They are known for their distinctive blend of post-punk and alternative rock, with elements of gothic rock and new wave. The band’s lineup has changed over the years, but its founder and primary songwriter, Robert Smith, has remained a constant member. The Cure gained popularity in the 1980s with their album “Disintegration,” which featured atmospheric and introspective songs like “Lovesong” and “Pictures of You.” Their music often explores themes of love, loss, and introspection, characterized by Smith’s distinctive vocals and poetic lyrics. They have released numerous hits including “Just Like Heaven,” “Friday I’m in Love,” and “Boys Don’t Cry.” The band has had a significant influence on the alternative rock genre and has inspired many subsequent bands. Their music is known for its emotional depth, melodic hooks, and a balance between dark and introspective elements with moments of optimism. The Cure’s longevity and ability to evolve their sound have contributed to their enduring popularity and critical acclaim.
The Jam was a British punk rock/mod revival band that emerged in the late 1970s. Formed in Woking, England, in 1972, the band consisted of Paul Weller on vocals and guitar, Bruce Foxton on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Rick Buckler on drums. Known for their energetic and socially conscious music, The Jam fused punk rock with elements of mod culture, creating a distinct sound that resonated with a generation. Their songs often addressed political and social issues, reflecting the realities of life in Britain during that time. They became an influential band in the punk and mod revival movements, and their music helped define the sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s in the UK. Some of The Jam’s most popular songs include “Town Called Malice,” “Going Underground,” “That’s Entertainment,” and “A Town Called Malice.” They released several critically acclaimed albums, including “All Mod Cons” (1978) and “Setting Sons” (1979).
The Lambrettas are an English mod revival band, first active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Named after the iconic Italian Lambretta scooter brand popular among Mods, the band was formed in Brighton, England. Their original line-up consisted of Jez Bird, Doug Sanders, Mark Ellis and Paul Wincer.
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982 and composed of singer Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke, and drummer Mike Joyce. Morrissey and Marr formed the band’s songwriting partnership.
The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry.
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983. One of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band’s classic and most prominent lineup consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Mani and drummer Reni.
Ultravox (earlier stylized as Ultravox!) were a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit “Vienna.”
Punk Rock Oi band from Basel, Switzerland.
UK Straight Edge band. Started as a one-man band with Tom P as the sole member performing all instruments and vocals on records. Began recording as a full band in 2014 with the members of live band being promoted to full-time members.