Can anyone recommend any good (present) rock bands of the like of Tame Impala, Muse, The Heavy, and the Rival Sons? These are the only 21st century bands that I listen to regularly.

Other bands to take into consideration before recommending:

The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Exp, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Yardbirds, King Crimson, Yes, Queen, Electric Light Orchestra... etc. I think you get the idea.

Basically any current band with influence from 60's and early 70's rock would be appreciated. Note I didn't mention any hard rock bands. Thanks in advance! Really look forward to listening to good music from this generation of artists.

  • There's a band called The Darkness that have a very Retro-70's guitar sound, very reminiscent of early Deep Purple or Whitesnake. But they're sorta Pop-Rock so you may not dig it. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 17:57

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On the heavy rock side I would suggest the very young band YAK: they released their first album "Alas Salvation" on 2016. Here you'll find their youtube channel, where you can taste some of their tunes.

On the psych side I recommend the band Temples: here you'll find their debut single (2012), but all their "Sun Structures" album (2014) is great.

And, oh, maybe they're not only 21st century band, but you should listen to The Brian Jonestown Massacre. They release almost one album a year, some new singles will be out in mid-january. They cover almost all the band you mentioned - you should really listen to them.


I recommend the young austrian Band Mother's Cake. They sound really a lot like classic 70's rock. I saw them at a festival this summer and was quite impressed. Check out this 6-track live video for a start.


Here is a french band that play's 70s psychedelic blues rock you may like.

Cheap Wine

A link to their first hit: Cheap Wine - I Come Back From Tomorrow

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