Hailing from Manchester, indie rock quartet Courteeners received regular comparisons in the U.K. press to the leading lights of three previous waves of Mancunian Brit-pop: the Smiths, the Stone Roses, and Oasis. The band's alternately jangly and bombastic brand of indie guitar rock bears the influence of all three acts, as well as comparisons to contemporaries like Kasabian, Editors, and Kaiser Chiefs. They debuted in the late 2000s with the hit album St. Jude, evolving over the years by incorporating synth pop and dance grooves on albums such as 2013's Anna and 2020's More. Again. Forever.