Bands and artists that are from Great Britain; generally referring to artists from England but can also be used for Scottish and Welsh acts. Irish need not apply.
Related tags: American, Irish, Jamaican, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand
Pop: The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr), George Michael, Elton John, One Direction, Adele, Coldplay, Spice Girls, The Police,Boy George, Phil Collins, Dua Lipa, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran
Rock: David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Kate Bush, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Cream, Bad Company,The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck, Donovan, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Nazareth, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Yes, T. Rex, The Moody Blues, Roxy Music, Dire Straits, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Small Faces, Supertramp, The Alan Parsons Project, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Muse, Steve Winwood, Gary Glitter
Electronic: Aphex Twin, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Burial, Ladytron, Calvin Harris, Utah Saints, 808 State, Boxcutter, Skream, Artful Dodger, Disclosure, Sneaker Pimps, Massive Attack, Squarepusher, Goldie, Congo Natty, LFO, Boards of Canada, Autechre, James Blake, Benga, SBTRKT, SOPHIE
Punk: The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Pogues, Buzzcocks, The Jam, The Damned, The Adverts, Generation X, The Undertones
Post-Punk: The Smiths, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Talk Talk, Joy Division, XTC, Elastica, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Fall, Bauhaus, Wire, Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd, The Sisters of Mercy, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cure
Metal: Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Rainbow
Alternative: The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Blur, Gorillaz, PJ Harvey, The Verve, Pulp, Suede, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals, Primal Scream, Morrissey
Synth-Pop: Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, The Human League, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, A Flock of Seagulls, New Order, Charli XCX, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet, Yazoo (known as Yaz in North America), Thomas Dolby, Tears for Fears, Scritti Politti, Pet Shop Boys
British hip-hop/Grime: Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Skepta, Slick Rick, MF DOOM, Stormzy, slowthai, Tricky, JME
Indie: Arctic Monkeys, King Krule, Happy Mondays, Alt-J, Bloc Party, Longpigs, Yuck, The Kooks,Inspiral Carpets, The La's .