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With the emergence of Arctic Monkeys, Yorkshire's legacy of 1980s electro-pop has finally given way to a more raw sound - young guitar bands with witty lyrics and simple guitar riffs. Until Arctic Monkeys, these artists were some of Sheffield's best-known musical exports: Human League, Heaven 17, Cabaret Voltaire, Jarvis Cocker and Pulp, Def Leppard, Joe Cocker, Gomez, ABC, Moloko and Richard Hawley. Meanwhile in Leeds those rich Yorkshire sounds continue with artists like The Kaiser Chiefs, Corinne Bailey Rae and Chumbawumba.

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