The 10 best rock bands currently active in the UK

Scott Waldman is back, this time with a survey of the 10 bands that he and a guest, guitarist Marc Juliano of Goalkeeper, believe to be the UK’s best currently active rock bands.

For those unfamiliar with Waldman’s ranking – or his antics – he’s a full-fledged artist manager and musician under the guise of nerd-rock band Lido Beach. He frequently contributes to the Loudwire pages, often in the form of conversations between himself and another musical friend, and almost always with lots of goofy if not insightful comments.

So, without further ado, we’ll let Waldman and Juliano win. They each created five British outfits to make up the total double-digit ranking. Make sure to check the goalie at and the Waldman management website at

Hello again, I hope you all have a not-so-sticky summer. In case you didn’t know, I love, I love, love The United Kingdom. I also love, I love (I hate?) The group Goalkeeper and their wonderful and brilliant guitarist Marc Juliano, who, on a really cool note, is also a therapist. (Who needs therapy more than pop-punk bands, amirite?) He loves UK too, so we chatted and found our top 10 bands active in the country right now – five bands each. (The PS keeper walks towards Alcoholic Cruise Festival in Bristol, England, in June 2022.) –Scott Waldman

Marc’s 5 best active UK bands (with one word to describe each followed by around 20 of Scott’s)

Scott’s 5 best active UK bands (with Marc’s analysis + a ‘Walderbeast’ monster)

Best rock + metal albums of 2021 (so far)

Loudwire’s picks for the best rock + metal albums of 2021 to date

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