The best bands from Yorkshire
1 August 2022, 08:00
Celebrate Yorkshire Day with some of the biggest tunes and greatest acts to come from that fine county.
The Jarvis Cocker-fronted band hail from Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
The Monkeys, who formed in a suburb called High Green, follow a long line of talented Sheffield bands.
The band’s signature single, I Predict A Riot, depicted a night out in their hometown of Leeds.
Shed Seven weren't formed in a shed, but their name does come from a railway shed they spotted in York.
Twin Brothers Gary and Ryan Jarman, joined by younger brother Ross, make up the Wakefield trio.
Bridghouse, West Yorkshire is the home of Danny Mcnamara and co.
Bring Me The Horizon
Bring Me The Horizon may hail from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, but their earliest influences come from the American metalcore genre.
The Pigeon Detectives
The band from Rothwell in Leeds came up with their name after a in-joke which apparently stuck.
Heavy Metal band Def Lep are still rocking out today, coming from humble beginnings in 70s Sheffield.
Despite singer Ian Astbury hailing from Merseyside and guitarist Billy Duffy coming from Manchester, Bradford was where the goth rockers formed and were based. Astbury now lives in LA.
Originally named The Spoilt Bratz, Terrorvision formed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, before making Bradford their base.
The Human League
The Human League - best known for their No.1 hit Don't You Want Me - formed in Sheffield in the late 70s. They were early UK adopters of synth technology and produced two albums of stark electronica before going full on “pop”.
The Leeds synth-pop duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball’s greatest hit was a cover of Northern Soul track, Tainted Love.
Gang Of Four
Post punk pioneers Gang Of Four formed in Leeds in the late 70s.
Best known for their hit, Temptation, which featured in the cult film Trainspotting, Heaven 17 were formed in Sheffield in the early 1980s from former members of The Human League. They get their name from a fictional band in the movie A Clockwork Orange.