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Britpop Bands

Britpop, movement of British rock bands in the 1990s that drew consciously on the tradition of melodic, guitar-based British pop music established by the Beatles. Like nearly all musical youth trends, Britpop was about songs, guitars, jackets, and attitudes—though not necessarily in that order. Can you name these prominent Britpop bands from the hints provided?
Bands are in alphabetical order.
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Girl from Mars
Band from Northern Ireland whose debut album was named "1977" after the year its members were born & when Star Wars was released.
Ash
Show Girl
Band of Luke Haines who is known for his dark, sardonic lyrics & contempt for his Britpop peers. Albums include "New Wave".
The Auteurs
Charmless Man
Successful band featuring Damon Albarn, later of Gorillaz. Other hits include "Country House", "Song 2", and "Girls & Boys".
Blur
Wake up Boo!
Band named after a character in Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". Also associated with the shoegaze genre.
The Boo Radleys
Mulder and Scully
Welsh band featuring the distinctive raspy vocals of Cerys Matthews. Other hits include "Road Rage".
Catatonia
The Only One I Know
Band from the Madchester scene whose other hits include "One to Another" . Their organist, Rob Collins, died in a 1996 car crash.
The Charlatans
Brimful of Asha
Band whose name is a reference to the stereotype of British Asians owning convenience stores.
Cornershop
Staying Out For The Summer
Goofy London power trio whose other hits include "If You're Thinking of Me", and "Good Enough".
Dodgy
King of the Kerb
Band fronted by Delhi-born vocalist Sonya Madan, whose albums include "Everbody's Got One" and "On".
Echobelly
Connection
Band formed by ex-Suede members Justine Frischmann & Justin Welch. Other singles include "Stutter" & "Waking Up".
Elastica
Laid
Band who took their moniker from their drummer's first name. Other singles include "Come Home", "Sit Down", "She's a Star".
James
Hush
All white psychedelic band heavily influenced by Indian music & culture. Other hits include "Tattva" and "Govinda".
Kula Shaker
There She Goes
Band whose name is Scouse for "lads", also having obvious musical connotations. Their self titled & only album is critically acclaimed.
The La's
Ladykillers
Band originally associated with shoegaze who disbanded after drummer Chris Acland committed suicide in 1996. Albums include "Lovelife" & "Spooky".
Lush
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
Welsh band whose rhythm guitarist & lyricist, Richey Edwards, disappeared in 1995. The band still set up a microphone in memorial to him at every live performance.
Manic Street Preachers
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Sleep
Madchester scene band fronted by Jaime Harding who were once labelled as "a Northern version of Suede". Albums include "This World and Body".
Marion
Daydreamer
Band described by Allmusic as "charming, handsome young men that wanted to be in a pop group more than they wanted to play music". Ouch. Other hits include "Being Brave" & "Stardust".
Menswear
Wonderwall
Hugely successful band of brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, whose infighting resulted in the band imploding in 2009.
Oasis
The Riverboat Song
Birmingham band who got their big break with the release of their second album, "Mosely Shoals", which spent 92 weeks in the charts.
Ocean Colour Scene
Common People
Iconic Britpop band of Jarvis Cocker who famously mooned Michael Jackson during the latter's 1996 Brit Awards performance.
Pulp
Creep
Band of Thom Yorke originally associated with Britpop, later becoming one of the most acclaimed bands in alternative rock after the release of their '97 album "OK Computer".
Radiohead
Place Your Hands
Band whose song "Naked" was featured in a commercial for the Sony Mini-Disc player. Other hits include "Yer Old" & "Come Back Brighter".
Reef
Viva La Megababes
Female pop duo whose '94 song "Trouble" reached No.11 in the UK Singles Chart & featured in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
Shampoo
Female of the Species
Band whose eclectic sound was dubbed "queasy listening" by critics. Other hits include "The Ballad of Tom Jones", a duet with Cerys Matthews of Catatonia.
Space
Just Enough Education To Perform
Welsh band described as "classic UK rock delivered with whiskey vocals". Hit songs include "Dakota" & "The Bartender and the Thief".
Stereophonics
Beautiful Ones
London band who are one of the "big four" of Britpop. Albums include "Coming Up", Dog Man Star" and "Head Music".
Suede
Juxtapozed With U
Welsh band central to the "Cool Cymru" movement & known for singing entire songs in their native tongue. Albums include "Phantom Power" & "Fuzzy Logic".
Super Furry Animals
I Should Coco
Band fronted by Gaz Coombes, known for his distinctive side burns. Hits include "Sun Hits the Sky" & "Pumping on Your Stereo".
Supergrass
Sing
Scottish band with a bloke's name, whose sensitive melodic brand of rock is said to have helped pave the way for Coldplay. Albums include "The Invisible Band" & "The Man Who".
Travis
Bitter Sweet Symphony
Volatile Manchester band, fronted Richard Ashcroft, who broken up & reformed several times over the years. Other hits include "The Drugs Don't Work" & "Lucky Man".
The Verve
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