Perfect 10: Indie Bands Of The 90’s That Defined Britpop

When Britain rocked and rolled

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The 90’s were a truly revolutionary time for music and many underground scenes became household listening.

There were worldwide scenes like Grunge and Rap that changed the musical landscape but in the UK we had something else.

Yes we had Grunge and Rap too but we also had the Rave scene which included genre’s such as House, Hardcore, Jungle and Techno, these became uniquely British despite the international influences. We talk about them at great length here on Retroheadz but there’s one aspect of 90’s music we often overlook.

Of all the music scenes in the 90’s Britpop was perhaps the most British of all and it absolutely dominated the radio and charts. Britpop 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.

These 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. Others, however, kept the scene alive without reaching the dizzying heights of their counterparts.

Dig 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’s.


Hailing from Northern Ireland Ash were a three-piece rock band fronted by Tim Wheeler. They 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.

With classic singles such as ‘Oh Yeah’, Angel Interceptor”, Kung Fu and “A Life Less Ordinary” they were true contenders. Their biggest hit was surely 1995’s “Girl From Mars” and it remains a classic to this day. Ash have released eight albums and are still going strong today.

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Matt calls Brighton his home where he works and plays techno and Rave on a local radio station (cool huh?), Matt loves WWE, movies, music and games and will be mostly harping on about these things for Retroheadz. Bring it on we say!


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