Best 3-piece band?


#61

Keane. Who needs a guitarist when you have a sponge faced singer who looks like he singing the snowman at a school church service


#62

I have a sneaking suspicion you could be right about the Dü.


#63

ACTUALLY, he played guitar when touring Perfect Symmetry, their third album, I THINK YOU’LL FIND.


#64

Big ol’ Moonface played guitar? News indeed.

Was Bedshaped the good one?


#65

That was one of their good songs, yes.

I also like this one a lot:

VERY musical theatre. And dig that shredding in the chorus!


#66

Amen


#67

It’s definitely Sleater-Kinney, there’s no debate.

Dinosaur Jr close second tho.

Trying to think of a decent 3 piece from 2000s/2010s and the only one I’ve got is Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but there seem to have been loads in the 90s and 80s and that. Conclusion; millennials have more friends.


#68

Muse.

You definitely hate them, but they’re definitely fantastic.


#69

#70

Burning Brides, The Antlers, METZ, Twilight Sad, Cloud Nothings, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, White Lung, The Hand, Blonde Redhead, and Them Crooked Vultures are some good post-2000 ones.


#71

Not sure if they can really count. I thought they had just changed their bassist a couple of times?


#72

Not trying to claim they’re the world’s greatest 3-pieces but thought this would be a good place to drop this cos PAWS are deadly.


#73

That’s true, I’m never sure if that revolving 4th member is a studio musician or an official member. Maybe switch them out with The Thermals on the strength of The Body, The Blood, The Machine alone.


#74

Supergrass? I’m not having the keyboard brother as a full member.


#75

Yeah that’s fair enough. They were a four piece when I saw them in 2014 but had heard that there had been a couple of changes since.

Great shout with The Thermals!


#76

They were either a solo or 5-piece depending on if you think it’s just Casey Chaos


#77

Twilight sad are a 4 piece at the least


#78

White Lung is definitely a 3 piece. (despite the presence of revolving / touring bassist)


#79

Destiny’s Child
TLC
SWV


#80

yeah i guess there’s 3 core members nowadays but i wouldn’t really count them