A list of musicians who are members of various indie rock bands

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Band Members List

& Album Discography

A list of some of best indie rock bands around at the moment. (Well in my opinion anyway!) For each band the musicians who make up the members of the band are listed along with the instruments they play. Also included is a brief discography of the albums released by each group.

The Arcade Fire

From Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Win and Regine are husband and wife.

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Win Butlervocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bassFuneral2004
Regine Chassagnevocals, drums, piano, accordion, xylophone 
Richard Reed Parryguitar, percussion, keyboards, upright bass 
Timothy Kingsburybass, backing vocals, guitar 
William Butlerpercussion, guitar, bass, backing vocals 
Sarah Neufeldviolin, backing vocals 
Jeremy Garadrums, guitar, backing vocals 
Howard Bilermanex drummer, left 2005 

Arctic Monkeys

4 lads from Sheffield, much hyped

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Alex Turnervocals, guitarWhatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not2006
Jamie Cookguitar 
Andy Nicholsonbass guitarist 
Matt Heldersdrummer 

Bloc Party

From Essex

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Kele Okerekevocals, guitarSilent AlarmFeb 2005
Russell Lissackguitar 
Gordon Moakesbass guitarist 
Matt Tongdrummer 

The Bravery

5 piece band from New York

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Sam EndicottsingerThe Bravery2005
Michael Zakaringuitar 
Mike Hbass guitarist 
Anthony Burulcichdrums 
John Conwaykeyboards 

Coldplay

The band members were all students at University College London

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Chris Martinvocals, guitar, keyboardsParachutes2000
Jon Bucklandlead guitar, harmonica, vocalsA Rush of Blood to the Head2002
Guy Berrymanbass guitarX&Y2005
Will Championdrums, vocals 

Editors

From Birmingham

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Tom Smithsinger, guitarThe Back RoomJuly 2005
Chris Urbanowiczguitar 
Russ Leetchbass guitarist 
Ed Laydrums 

Franz Ferdinand

Art-rockers from Glasgow

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Alexander Kapranosvocals, guitarFranz FerdinandFeb 2004
Nicholas McCarthyguitarYou Could Have It So Much BetterOct 2005
Robert Hardybass guitar 
Paul Thomsondrums 

Hard-Fi

From Staines

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Richard ArchersingerStars of CCTV2005
Ross Phillipsguitar, backing vocals 
Kai Stephensbassist, backing vocals 
Steve Kempdrums 

Kaiser Chiefs

Born and bred in Leeds, three members of the band were in the same class at school

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Ricky WilsonvocalsEmployment2005
Andrew "Whitey" Whiteguitar 
Simon Rixbass guitarist 
Nick Hodgsondrums, vocals 
Nick "Peanut" Baineskeyboards 

Kasabian

A 4-piece band from Leicester who were at school together.

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Tom MeighansingerKasabian2004
Sergio Pizzornolead guitar, keyboards 
Christopher Karloffguitarist, keyboards 
Chris Edwardsbass 

Keane

A 3-piece band from Kent who were all at school together.

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Tom ChaplinVocalsHopes and Fears2004
Tim Rice-Oxleypiano 
Richard Hughesdrums 
Dominic Scottex-guitarist, left 2001 

The Killers

Four piece indie band from Las Vegas

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Brandon Flowersvocals, keyboardsHot Fuss2004
David Keuningguitar 
Mark Stoermerbass guitar 
Ronnie Vannucci (Jr.)drums 

The Libertines

London based band which has now disbanded after problems between Pete Doherty and Carl Barat. Doherty has now formed a new band called Babyshambles and Barat is embarking on a solo career

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Pete Dohertyex vocals, guitar left in 2004Up the Bracket2002
Carl Baratguitar, vocalsThe Libertines2004
John Hassallbass guitar 
Gary Powelldrums 

Oasis

From Manchester, just the Gallagher brothers left from the original line-up

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Noel GallagherLead guitar, vocalsDefinitely Maybe1994
Liam Gallaghervocals(What's the Story) Morning Glory?1995
Gem Archerrhythm guitarBe Here Now1997
Andy Bellbass guitarThe Masterplan1998
Zak StarkeydrumsStanding on the Shoulder of Giants2000
Paul "Bonehead" Arthursex rhythm guitar left 1999Heathen Chemistry2002
Paul "Guigsy" McGuiganex bass guitar left 1999Don't Believe The Truth2005
Alan Whiteex drummer left 2004 
Tony McCarollex drummer left 1995 

The Ordinary Boys

From Worthing

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Samuel Prestonvocals, guitarOver the Counter CultureJuly 2004
William J. BrownguitarBrassbound2005
James Gregorybass guitar 
Simon Goldringdrums 
Charles "Chuck" Stanleyex drummer, left 2005 

Radiohead

5 piece from Oxford

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Thom YorkeVocals, rhythm guitar, keyboardsPablo Honey1993
Ed O'Brianguitars, vocalsThe Bends1995
Jonny Greenwoodguitars, keyboards, electronicaOK Computer1997
Colin Greenwoodbass guitarKid A2000
Phil Selwaydrums, percussionAmnesiac2001
  Hail to the Thief2003

The Rakes

From London

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Alan DonohoevocalsCapture/Release2005
Matthew Swinnertonguitar 
Jamie Hornsmithbass guitarist 
Lasse Petersendrummer 

Razorlight

An English / Swedish combo

Band Members Instruments played Albums Year Released
Johnny Borrellvocals, guitarUp All Night2004
Björn Ågnenvocals, guitar 
Carl Dalemobass guitarist 
Andy Burrowsdrummer 
Christian Smith-Pancorvoex drummer left 2004 

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