Although Luke Haines would probably hate you for saying it, the Auteurs were very much the thinking person's Britpop act, a band whose songs spoke of. They were also the first unsigned band ever on Top Of The Pops. 3. Black Grape – 'Reverend Black Grape'. Leader Luke Haines hated many things, not least the classifying of his arty indie band under the Britpop umbrella. In fairness to him. With Blur's third album, Parklife, and the debut by Manchester's Oasis, Definitely Maybe, Britain's indie music scene exploded. New bands . 50 Greatest Britpop Songs Ever - As Voted By You. Rokit VintageBritpop. Apr 6, - BRITPOP TRUMPS Vol.1 In the style of the Classic 70s point battling card game, Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes. rom hard rock to punk, new wave, indie and Britpop, British bands have defined entire genres and influenced millions of rock fans over the. Read more: 10 bands from the '90s you probably didn't know were still There's a better Oasis song that symbolizes the Britpop ethos far. Like The Smiths the Manics weren't just another rock band they introduced you to a Britpop was a more immediate tuneful kind of indie. Suede belong in the same breath as Blur, Pulp, etc. as one of the core bands of Britpop. Dog Man Star is arguably the band's greatest.