The 90\u2019s were a truly revolutionary time for music and many underground scenes became household listening.\n\nThere were worldwide scenes like Grunge and Rap that changed the musical landscape but in the UK we had something else.\n\nYes we had Grunge and Rap too but we also had the Rave scene which included genre\u2019s such as House, Hardcore, Drum & Bass and Techno, these became uniquely British despite the international influences.\n\nHowever, there\u2019s one aspect of 90\u2019s music we often overlook.\nEnter Britpop\nOf all the music scenes in the 90\u2019s Britpop was perhaps the most British of all and it absolutely dominated the radio and charts.\n\nBritpop ranged in sound but was predominantly Indie bands who approached the music in a unique way that was often filled with a passion for life and having fun.\n\nThese were the Bands you would hear in pubs and clubs all over the country, they became household names and most are rightfully remembered as legends.\n\nOthers, however, kept the scene alive without reaching the dizzying heights of their counterparts.\n\nDig out your Bucket Hat, Parka and Reebok classics and crack open a copy of Maxim while we take you through our favourite Indie bands of the 90\u2019s.\nAsh\nHailing from Northern Ireland Ash were a three-piece rock band fronted by Tim Wheeler.\n\nThey had a heavier sound than most of the indie bands at the time but they still managed to have hit after hit as Bitpop grew.\n\nWith classic singles such as \u2018Oh Yeah\u2019, Angel Interceptor\u201d, Kung Fu and \u201cA Life Less Ordinary\u201d they were true contenders.\n\nAsh's biggest hit was surely 1995\u2019s \u201cGirl From Mars\u201d and it remains a classic to this day.\n\nAsh have released eight albums and are still going strong today.\n\n\n\nMy Life Story\nMy Life Story are surely one of the most overlooked bands of the Britpop era and were certainly the only one to feature a chamber orchestra.\n\nThey were cult icons and led by the charismatic Jake Shillingford and they carved out a sound that was uniquely theirs.\n\nThe band championed a more classic pop sound but with a heartfelt sorrow.\n\nThey had big hits with the likes of \u201cStrumpet\u201d, \u201cThe King of Kissingdom\u201d, \u201cIt\u2019s A Girl Thing\u201d and \u201cSparkle\u201d but sadly disappeared in 2000.\n\nThey still perform occasionally today and pull good crowds but we would love a proper reunion.\n\nHere\u2019s the video for 1996 single \u201c12 Reasons Why I Love Her\u201d\n\n\n\nDodgy\nDodgy are far more of a traditional Britpop band when compared to My Life Story or Ash.\n\nThey had a classic Indie sound that harked back to 60\u2019s influences with clean production and a strong pop presence.\n\nThey really were the sound of the summer in \u201896 and \u201897 as they were on constant rotation on Radio One thanks to hit singles like \u201cStaying Out For The Summer\u201d, \u201cIf You\u2019re Thinking of Me\u201d and \u201cIn A Room\u201d.\n\nDodgy's biggest success came in 1996 with the single \u201cGood Enough\u201d which you just couldn\u2019t escape at the time.\n\nThis was a happy, good time Indie anthem that typified the time.\n\n\n\nSupergrass\nSupergrass shot to fame in 1995 with their feel-good summer anthem \u201cAlright\u201d.\n\nIt was a tune that took the UK by storm and became a genuine Lad culture anthem overnight.\n\nThey followed it up with a string of top ten hits including \u201cGoing out\u201d, \u201cRichard III\u201d, \u201cSun Hits The Sky\u201d, \u201cPumping On your Stereo\u201d and \u201cMoving\u201d.\n\nAs they matured so did their music and they became a very well respected Indie Rock band before their break up in 2010.\n\nSinger Gaz Coombes is still releasing very successful albums to this day.\n\nIt\u2019s worth noting that his 70\u2019s barnet and massive Sideburns became a huge trend in the mid 90\u2019s and a true symbol of an Indie fan.\n\n\n\nCast\nRising from the ashes of the band The La\u2019s, Cast would become darlings of the Indie Scene.\n\nIn many ways, lead singer John Power is regarded as one of Britpop's earliest originators as The La\u2019s \u201cThere She Goes\u201d became a sonic template for what the scene would become.\n\nAs Cast, they would have some of Britpop's biggest hits with \u201cFine Time\u201d, \u201cAlright\u201d, \u201cGuiding Star\u201d and \u201cLive The Dream\u201d.\n\nTheir live shows were legendary and were once described by Noel Gallagher as \u201cA Religious Experience\u201d. They split up in 2001 but reformed in 2011.\n\nHere\u2019s their biggest selling single, 1996\u2019s \u201cFlying\u201d.\n\n\n\nShed Seven\nThere were many anthemic singles released in the Britpop era and Shed Seven were responsible for a lot of them.\n\nShed Seven formed in York in 1990 and quickly went on to earn a big following for their powerful sing-along rock sound.\n\nThe band peaked in 1996, a year in which they had more top 40 singles than any other group with a total of five.\n\nOne of their biggest selling points, other than really catchy tunes, was their dedication to keeping a very English humour to their lyrics.\n\nThis helped fans relate to them in a way that few other bands allowed.\n\nThey parted ways in 2003 due to a disagreement with their new record company. They finally reformed in 2017 and released a new album.\n\nHere they are performing their massive single \u201cGetting Better\u201d on the most Britpop TV show of all time, T.F.I. Friday.\n\n\n\nGarbage\nIf Dodgy, Shed Seven and Supergrass were Britpop\u2019s happy-go-lucky bands then Garbage were very much its dark underbelly.\n\nFronted by Shirley Manson they carved out a cynical and tough Indie sound that bordered on Industrial Rock in places, thanks in no small part to guitarist and producer Butch Vig.\n\nTheir lyrics dealt with darker issues and their videos were darkly erotic and more akin to those seen for grunge bands like Soundgarden.\n\nGarbage had massive success with their self-titled debut album, which spawned five big hit singles including \u201cI\u2019m Only Happy When It Rains\u201d, \u201cStupid Girl\u201d, \u201cVow\u201d, \u201cQueer\u201d and \u201cMilk\u201d Which featured Massive Attack\u2019s Tricky.\n\nTheir follow up \u201cVersion 2.0\u201d gave them even more success before Britpop died down in the year 2000.\n\nGarbage became so big that they even did the theme song for 1999\u2019s James Bond movie \u201cThe World Is Not Enough\u201d.\n\nThey stayed the course despite the end of Britpop and continue to tour the world and release albums with their latest release coming out in 2017.\n\n\n\nPulp\nJarvis Cocker has become a true English Legend. In many ways he was the true face of Britpop and Pulp\u2019s discography shows that they really are among the greats.\n\nIntelligent writing and a sneering social commentary made them totally relevant for the Britpop era and beyond.\n\nWhilst they had been around since 1978 they really came to prominence in 1994 with the release of the album \u201cHis \u2018n\u2019 Hers\u201d which featured their first big singles \u201cLipgloss\u201d and \u201cDo You Remember The First Time?\u201d.\n\nThis would be nothing compared to the success they would achieve in 1995 however as \u201cDifferent Class\u201d propelled them into the big leagues.\n\nThe Singles \u201cCommon People\u201d, \u201cSorted For E\u2019s And Whizz\u201d, \u201cMis-Shapes\u201d, \u201cDisco 2000\u201d and \u201cSomething Changed\u201d all hit the top 10.\n\nPulp have gone on to become ambassadors for UK music and rightfully so.\n\n\n\nBlur\nBlur are still one of the UK's biggest acts so they need little introduction.\n\nTheir place on the list was inevitable such was their impact on the Britpop sound. They helped to take it international and dominated the charts throughout the entire era.\n\nWith huge hits like \u201cGirls & Boys\u201d, \u201cParklife\u201d, \u201cThe Universal\u201d, \u201cCharmless Man\u201d, \u201cCountry House\u201d and \u201cSong 2\u201d they changed with every album and with them the entire scene.\n\nDamon Albarn became a figurehead and a hero to teenagers and young adults at the time with everyone wanting to copy his look and attitude, well almost everyone (More on that next).\n\n\n\nOasis\nObviously, Oasis had to top this list.\n\nThat\u2019s not to say they were the most talented of the bands but they were certainly the biggest as far as chart success and media outreach went.\n\nThe Gallagher Brothers could do no wrong in the mid 90\u2019s and their bad boys of Britpop image became an entire culture of its own.\n\nLads in town were swaggering all over the place, flicking the V\u2019s and getting smashed on cheap lager and Alcopops.\n\nSo, it\u2019s not all positive but hey they released some awesome music which is just as good now as it was groundbreaking back then.\n\nAs soon as they hit the charts with 1995\u2019s \u201cLive Forever\u201d there was no stopping them until their split in 2009.\n\nHuge hits like \u201cDon\u2019t Look Back In Anger\u201d, \u201cWonderwall\u201d, \u201cRoll With It\u201d and \u201cD\u2019You Know What I Mean?\u201d were all over the radio and TV and their faces were in every paper and magazine on a daily basis.\n\nThey were the archetypal British Rock band and we loved them for it.\n\n\n\nWe can\u2019t talk about Britpop without at least mentioning the Blur Vs Oasis singles war of the 17th August 1995.\n\nThe media had hyped up tensions between the two biggest Indie bands for ages and the clever people at the record companies decided they should both release their singles on the same day.\n\nNow, Singles mattered back then and Blur\u2019s \u201cCountry House\u201d and Oasis\u2019s \u201cRoll With It\u201d were set to be the biggest singles of the year.\n\nThe tabloids had a field day with it and ultimately Blur won selling 270,000 copies to Oasis\u2019s 220,000.\n\nJust read those numbers, nothing sells like that anymore.\nFeeling nostalgic?\nWe hope you enjoyed our trip down Britpop lane, who were your favourite Indie bands of the time?\n\nThere are plenty of great bands we haven\u2019t mentioned so why not let us know who you think should be on here in the comments.