British Rock Music Part2

Hello, it’s Faye here. I love rock music so I thought it would be good to introduce some genres in rock history to you, focusing on British bands.


British New Wave

New Wave was popular from the late 1970s to the mid 1980’s. Initially it was similar to punk rock but gradually moved away from the genre but is sometimes referred to as post-punk. A common characteristic of New Wave music is the use of synthesizers and electronic sounds. Bands took on a more groomed appearance too, often opting for suits.
Here are some great New Wave British bands to check out!



The Cure are from Crawley in West Sussex in England. They started in 1976 and released their debut album in 1979. Their music can come under many genres such as New Wave, gothic rock, post-punk, and alternative.


Recommended Songs:
Boys Don’t Cry, Just Like Heaven, Lovesong, Friday I’m in Love, Let’s Go to Bed.


The Smiths are from Manchester in England. They were active from 1982-1987. After that the lead singer Morrissey became famous as a solo artist. The band consists of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. They are often called post-punk and use a lot of synthesizers (popular in 1980s dance music).

バンドはボーカル・Morrissey、ギター・Johnny Marr、ベース・Andy Rourke、ドラム・Mike Joyceから構成されています。彼らは時にポストパンクと呼ばれシンセサイザーをよく使っていました。

Recommended Songs:
This Charming man, Hand in Glove, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, There Is A Light hat Never Goes Out.

British Rock Music Part2