YABI – Yet Another British Invasion

March 21, 2006


Sometimes, I feel like I’m stuck in the middle of America! Wait a minute. I am in the middle of America (as I’m in Kansas). But even from here, I’m learning about the next great invasion of English music. In the past week, I’ve been introduced to the music of five superb bands. These include:

Arctic Monkeys
Kaiser Chiefs
The Subways
Bloc Party

These bands all got their starts in the indie/Brit/post-punk movement that is flourishing north of London. And boy, do these bands rock! I may take the time to do reviews on these bands. But for now, I’m thrilled that so many stellar indie bands are starting to emerge.

But how did I run across these bands? Well, I ran into a story about the Arctic Monkeys. From there, I checked out the related artists as listed at the iTunes Music Store. And that’s where I ran across the other four bands. Technology sure is wonderful. I might never have heard of these bands. But within moments, I’ve heard them, seen their websites and seen collaborative artist reviews on Wikipedia. I’m grinng all over!!!

When you combine these bands with the other big Brit invastion (Doctor Who on Sci-Fi), it’s shaping up to be a great invasion.


*Update* I forgot to add two other great Brit bands that are making a big impact. They are Maximo Park and Robbers on High Street. And while I love these Brit bands, there are also some great indie bands from the States (e.g., She Wants Revenge).



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