10 April 2021, 10:00
Musical happy families or sibling rivalry? From Oasis to The Cribs, here are the most famous bands featuring siblings.
The Cribs – Ryan, Gary and Ross Jarman
The Wakefield group includes twin brothers Gary and Ryan Jarman, as well as younger brother Ross. Except when they have Johnny Marr as a member. Johnny Marr is NOT their brother.
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Biffy Clyro: Ben and James Johnston
Twin brothers James (bass) and Ben (drums) were both born on April 25, 1980. Together with their partner Simon Neil, they form Scotland’s biggest rock trio.
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Haim: Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim
The three sisters from San Fernando, Los Angeles, made waves in 2013 with their debut album Days Are Gone.
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Kings Of Leon – Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill
Three brothers in a band, plus cousin Matthew. They all seem to get along too. The good thing is.
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Arcade Fire – Win and William Butler
Not only the Butler brothers Arcade Firebut Win’s wife, Regine Chassagne, is also on board.
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Doves: Jez and Andy Williams
The Williams twin brothers played guitar and drums for the Manchester band and put together their own project (minus bassist and vocalist Jimi Goodwin) under the name Black Rivers.
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Oasis: Noel and Liam Gallagher
It was Liam’s group. But Liam asked Noel to join. Noel said he would join him if the others did what he told them to do. The superstar waved. Paul Gallagher is their older brother. Paul was not at Oasis.
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The Kinks: Ray and Dave Davies
Ray was the songwriter, but Dave was the guitarist who actually invented heavy metal with its raw, fuzzy sound. The girls liked Dave too. The duo fought hard throughout their time with The Kinks, but although Dave recently described his relationship with Ray as “toxic”, Ray says the band have reunited for a new album. Who would have thought?
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The Breeders – Kim and Kelley Deal
Kim Deal’s twin sister Kelley was originally in line to join the Pixies, but it wasn’t until Breeders’ second album, Last Splash, that the pair finally recorded together. Kelley is 11 minutes older.
Radiohead – Colin and Jonny Greenwood
Older brother Colin plays bass, while younger brother Jonny handles guitar and keyboard.
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Jet – Nic and Chris Cester
Frontman Nic is the frontman and songwriter, while younger brother Chris is on drums.
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First aid kit – Johanna and Klara Söderberg
The Swedish sisters are currently one of our favorite bands, thanks to their sweet folk touch.
AC/DC – Malcolm and Angus Young
Malcolm Young and his younger brother Angus formed the Australian powerhouse in 1973. Glasgow natives, Malcolm and Angus played guitar, but Angus is always the one dressed as a schoolboy. Malcolm sadly passed away in November 2017, at the age of 64.
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Orbital – Phil and Paul Hartnoll
Originally recording as DS Building Contractors, the Kent duo take their name from the M25 motorway and have gone on to become one of the UK’s biggest dance bands.
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The Stooges – Ron and Scott Asheton
The band that propelled Iggy Pop to fame was the brainchild of the Asheton brothers – Ron on guitar and Scott “Rock Action” Asheton on drums. Both are unfortunately no longer with us: Ron died in 2009 and Scott in March 2014.
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