I'm a big music person (really? we couldn't tell from the half-dozen music related posts you've already made). And one of the funnier things I've noticed while living in London, is that when locals ask what my favorite music is, I start listing off artists from the UK. I mean, obviously there are some pretty great artists from the US and elsewhere, but there is an overwhelmingly large portion of my music library that is from the UK.
So, whether you want to feel like you're in the UK or you just want some new music, you should definitely give these artists a listen.
Dry the River
The Boxer Rebellion
PS - I tried to focus on artists you may not have heard of, and left out some of the more popular groups. Honorary mentions include: Florence + the Machine, Snow Patrol, Kate Nash, Ben Howard, and Hozier [Ireland]
PPS - isn't that Elbow music video just lovely? It's one of my favorites.
Which of these is your favorite? Who are your favorite British bands?