Honestly to choose just five bands to put in the list of best bands can pretty difficult but here we go, in no particular order these are a few that comes to mind.
Green Day is an alternative punk rock band from America formed in 1986 by Guitarist and lead vocalist Billie Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. The band later added Tre Cool as their drummer, completing their signature trio line-up. The band originally started out as an Indie band but later enjoyed immense commercial success during the years 1994-1996. The group might be most known for their album, American Idiot. The band has won 5 Grammy’s and is one the leading bands in Punk, Alternative rock genres.
Greta Van Fleet
No band has emulated the Classic Rock Blues vibes as much as GVF. This American Rock band was formed by brothers Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka (vocals, guitars, bass), along with drummer Danny Wagner. They signed their record deal with Lava Record on the March of 2017. The band came out with their debut E.P, Black Smoke Rising and later on, came out with the second E.P, From the Fire. The band is a brilliant off-spring of the classic “Led Zeppelin”-sound and Robert Plants’s Bluesy Banshee Wails.
Thermal and A Quarter
TAAQ is a Jazz based Rock band from Bangalore. Founded in 1996, TAAQ released 7 studio albums by their 20th anniversary in 2016. Their best album may be “The Scene”, which has a satirical take on the “Indian Independent Music” scene. Technically brilliant and lyrically quirky, TAAQ is a band that makes you groove and tickles your brain cells. The band is fronted by guitarist Bruce Lee Mani, accompanied by Leslie Charles on the bass and Rajeev Rajagopal on drums. A brilliant blend mix of Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Prog and Soul, TAAQ is a band that may as well personify eclecticism.
Panic at the Disco
A rock band that has gained as much traction as pop artists, PATD, is a band like any other. Rooted in Classic Rock and 80’s Pop rock, PATD has made several hit singles and albums after its conception in 2004. The current line-up of the band includes vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by guitarist Kenneth Harris, drummer Dan Pawlovich, and bassist Nicole Row. They rely heavily on synths to develop their sound. Their influences run from The Beatles to The Cranberries, from Beach Boys to Jethro Tull. Their brilliant vocal harmonies are also top notch. They released their 4th Studio Album “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die”.
Indus Creed is a rock group based in Mumbai, India. Formed in 1984 as Rock Machine, they renamed themselves in 1993. It included Uday Benegal on vocals, Mark Selwyn (bass), Mahesh Tinaikar (guitars), Zubin Balaporia (keyboards), Mark Menezes (Drums) and Jayesh Gandhi (guitars). It disbanded in 1997, only to regroup in 2010 with some new members. Indus Creed’s first album “Rock ‘n’ Roll Renegade” was a huge success. Their high-voltage performances and sound defined what was going to become the bedrock of Indian rock music. Indus Creed may be the quintessential rock band.