Bands Like Arctic Monkeys (similar music you're guaranteed to love!)

22 Bands Like Arctic Monkeys (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)

Formed in Sheffield in 2002, the Arctic Monkeys were one of the 1st bands to come to the attention of the public via the internet. Their debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” became the fastest selling debut album in the history of the charts.

If you are a fan of the Arctic Monkeys and you’d like to listen to more music that sounds similar, keep reading. We have found 22 bands like the Arctic Monkeys for your listening pleasure.

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets are an English Supergroup made up of members of The Rascals (Miles Kane), Simian (James Ford), Mini Mansions (Zach Dawes) and Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys). They released their debut album “The Age Of The Understatement” in 2008. Their 2nd album “Everything You’ve Come To Expect” never appeared until 2016.

Miles Kane

Miles Kane is an English musician who has worked as a solo artist as well as being a member of The Last Shadow Puppets and The Rascals. He has released 4 solo albums along with 3 solo EPs and 16 solo singles so far.

Franz Ferdinand

Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2001, Franz Ferdinand are an indie rock band. Their self-titled debut album won the 2004 Mercury Prize and was nominated for a Grammy Award for best Alternative Album. The band’s name was inspired by a racehorse which was called Archduke Ferdinand and won the Northumberland Plate in 2001.

The Strokes

Formed in New York City in 1998, The Strokes are an American rock band. A leading member of the early 2000s indie revival, The Strokes released their EP “The Modern Age” in 2001 and this led to a huge amount of attention from recording companies. They have released 6 studio albums and their debut album “Is This It” was named number 1 album of the year by the New Musical Express and number 2 by Rolling Stone magazine.

The Vaccines

The Vaccines are an indie rock band and were formed in West London, UK in 2010. They were the opening act for bands including; The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Arctic Monkeys and The Stone Roses.

Cage The Elephant

Formed in 2006 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Cage The Elephant are an American indie rock band. They moved to London, England, UK in 2008 just before their self-titled debut album was released. They have so far released 5 studio albums with their 4th album “Tell Me I’m Pretty” earning the band their 1st Grammy Award.

Catfish And The Bottlemen

Catfish And The Bottlemen are a British indie rock band formed in 2007 in Llandudno, Wales, UK. Their debut album, “The Balcony” reached number 10 on the UK album charts and their 2nd album “The Ride” got to number 1 on the UK album charts. They have released 3 studio albums, 4 EPs and 16 singles.


Kasabian are an English indie rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. Originally called Saracuse, Kasabian has released 7 studio albums and are well known for their live performances. 

The Libertines

Formed in London, England in 1997, The Libertines are an English indie rock band. Originally called “The Strand”, The Libertines released 3 studio albums during their tumultuous career which has included band member Pete Doherty spending time in prison. As well as time in rehab centres to treat his addiction to drugs. 

The Kooks

The Kooks are an English indie band formed in 2004 in Brighton. After the release of their debut album “Inside In/Inside Out” in 2006, The Kooks found media attention and fandom. They won MTV Europe Music Awards Best UK and Ireland Act 2006, and got nominated for a Brit Award as well. They have released 6 studio albums, with their 6th album “Let’s Go Sunshine” peaking at number 9 on the UK album charts.

The Neighbourhood

Formed in Newbury Park, California in 2011, The Neighbourhood are an American indie rock band. They have released 4 studio albums, 8 EPs, 1 mixtape and numerous singles. Often stylised as The NBHD, they took their English spelling of Neighbourhood to avoid any confusion with the American band already called “The Neighborhood”.

The Fratellis

The Fratellis are a Scottish indie rock band formed in 2005 in Glasgow. They took their name from the criminal family in the film “The Goonies” and played their first real show in the O’Henry’s bar in Glasgow. They have released 6 studio albums and won various awards.

Mini Mansions

Formed in 2009 in Los Angeles, California, Mini Mansions are an American indie pop group. They have released 3 studio albums, 3 EPs and 14 singles.  Their bassist is Michael Shuman (Queens Of The Stone Age) and they were formed when QOTSA were taking a break in touring after their tour in support of “Era Vulgaris”. Mini Mansions debut EP which was self-released contained 9 tracks.


Interpol is an American rock band formed in Manhattan, New York in 1997. They were getting decent crowds turning up to their show and good audience reactions before they even had a name and so they had to come up with a name in a hurry and settled on Interpol. They have released 7 studio albums so far.

The Killers

Formed in Las Vegas in 2001, The Killers are an American rock band. They have released 7 studio albums along with 1 live album, 2 compilation albums and a greatest hits album. The Killers have performed on 6 continents and more than 50 countries and headed venues including; Glastonbury, Wembley Arena and Madison Square Garden.


Oasis were an English rock band formed in 1991 in Manchester. Originally called “The Rain” the band consisted of Liam Gallagher (lead vocals), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass) and Tony McCarroll (drums). Once Liam’s older brother Noel returned to Manchester, he joined as lead guitarist making Oasis a 5 piece band. Over the years the band had a number of lineup changes with only the Gallagher brothers remaining constant members.

Kaiser Chiefs

Formed in Leeds in 2000, the Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band originally called “Parva”. They have released 7 studio albums and won numerous awards including 3 Brit Awards. They were featured in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics where they played a cover of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard”. They were also the closing act for the F1 Live event in Trafalgar Square, London in July 2017 which was broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The Courteeners

The Courteeners are an English band formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester, UK in 2006. They have released 6 studio albums, 2 EPs and 2 DVDs. They supported Noel Gallagher at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Wombats

Formed in Liverpool in 2003 The Wombats are an English indie rock band. They met when they were all students together at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and released a number of EPs before releasing their album “Girls, Boys and Marsupials” which was released only in Japan. Their debut studio album “A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation” was released in 2007 and featured some of the tracks from their 1st album.

The 1975

The 1975 are an English pop rock band from Wilmslow, Cheshire. Formed in 2003 they’re now based in Manchester. They have released 5 studio albums so far and have worked with a number of artists including FKA Twigs and Phoebe Bridgers.

Dirty Pretty Things

Formed in 2005 in London, England, Dirty Pretty Things were an indie rock band. Fronted by Carl Barât, a member of The Libertines after a dispute with Pete Doherty led to the breakup of The Libertines in 2004. They released 2 studio albums before they broke up, they reformed in 2022 so watch this space.

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club was formed in 2007 in Northern Ireland. They have released 5 studio albums and won numerous awards. They self-released their 1st EP “Four Words To Stand” which received the attention of a number of websites. For the 10th anniversary of the EPs release, they publicly released it in 2018.

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