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06:33 PM on 09/08/12 
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Fyer Werks
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It struck me the other day just how utterly dominant British and American music is. I've got plenty of different bands from various different countries on my iPod, but very few of them don't speak English. I was just wondering what everyone's favourite mainland European bands are? I don't really mind if they sing in English.

Reiziger, Belgian post-rock/emo band:



Sounds sorta like The Promise Ring or American Football, but more depressing

Kraftwerk, German synthpop Gods



Sounds like: Well... Kraftwerk...

Sigur Ros, Icelandic post-rock:



Sounds like: The orgasms of angels

*Edit: Reiziger are Belgian, not Dutch
08:18 PM on 09/08/12 
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Jeff_Ryan
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I listen to an outrageous amount of Swedish music, mostly pop bands

Air France
Fever Ray
First Aid Kit
Icona Pop
Jens Lekman
jj
The Knife
Korallreven
Lykke Li
The Mary Onettes
Niki and the Dove
Peter Bjorn and John
The Radio Dept.
Robyn
Sambassadeur
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Tough Alliance
World Tour

Probably forgetting some
08:53 PM on 09/08/12 
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Fame<Infamy
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Can I post Irish bands I love or..?

Really like that Reiziger song.
09:18 PM on 09/08/12 
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morgantayler
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Of Monsters & Men - Iceland
Efterklang - Denmark
The Royal Concept - Sweden
The Joy Formidable - North Wales
11:02 PM on 09/08/12 
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WeltallAY
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Between The Martyrs (France), Soilwork (Sweden), In Flames (Sweden), Dark Tranquility (Sweden), Rammstein (Germany), Tokio Hotel (Germany), Zeromancer (Germany), Mnemic (denmark), Raunchy (Denmark), Mínus (Iceland), Vidhjarta (Sweden), ATB (Germany), The Rasmus (Finland), Arcane Order (Denmark), Armin Van Buuren (Netherlands).....on the top of my head.

I love European music. I just wish more QUALITY acts sang in their native tongue.
01:52 AM on 09/09/12 
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Kensington - We Are The Young (Dutch band)
02:32 AM on 09/09/12 
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Ska punk band from my country.
04:28 AM on 09/09/12 
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Between The Martyrs (France), Soilwork (Sweden), In Flames (Sweden), Dark Tranquility (Sweden), Rammstein (Germany), Tokio Hotel (Germany), Zeromancer (Germany), Mnemic (denmark), Raunchy (Denmark), Mínus (Iceland), Vidhjarta (Sweden), ATB (Germany), The Rasmus (Finland), Arcane Order (Denmark), Armin Van Buuren (Netherlands).....on the top of my head.

I love European music. I just wish more QUALITY acts sang in their native tongue.

wow, that's a band i hadn't heard from for a long time. they used to be huge 4/5 years ago.

(France)

Daïtro

(Germany)

The Intersphere

(Spain)

Delorean

(Denmark)

Mew
04:38 AM on 09/09/12 
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From Our Hands is from Bratislava, Slovakia
Genre: Rock / Emo / Punk


I love European music. I just wish more QUALITY acts sang in their native tongue.

Manel is from Barcelona, Spain and they sing in Catalan
Genre: Indie Pop / Indie Rock
04:52 AM on 09/09/12 
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pennie
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05:38 AM on 09/09/12 
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Living in Europe I have heard a fair share of bands from mainland Europe. The first few that come to mind are:

Kaizers Orchestra (Norwegian)



Phoenix (French)



Soulwax (Belgian)

06:13 AM on 09/09/12 
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Kent (Sweden)

Most of their other stuff is sung in their native Swedish, if that's more of your thing.
07:09 AM on 09/09/12 
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Can I post Irish bands I love or..?

Really like that Reiziger song.

Yeah, in fact I'm interested in finding anything that's not British or American really.

The Reiziger song I wanted to post but couldn't find a video for is even better, it's called Two Way Mirror and is fast becoming one of my favourite songs ever: http://reiziger.bandcamp.com/album/t...ecomes-a-tiger great album.

Surprised no one mentioned Refused, but then again everyone here probably knows The Shape of Punk to Come.

The Ex, Dutch hardcore:



RIYL: Black Flag

Iceage, Danish post-punk:



RIYL: The Wire, Gang of Four, Cap N' Jazz
07:24 AM on 09/09/12 
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A Backward Glance On A Travel Road, French:




experimental
08:28 AM on 09/09/12 
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Death is not Glamorous (Norway)

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