The Lightning Seeds
The Lightning Seeds' first album came out when pop music still belonged on pop charts. Their first single "Pure," from Cloudcuckooland (1989), was a bona fide, doe-eyed hit. Then their bittersweet mix of Beatles melodies, Synth Pop, and jangly guitars had to endure the American Grunge and British club movements of the early 1990s before regaining a portion of the popularity they deserved. They received one of the highest honors for any Brit Pop group when their song "Three Lions" represented Britain in the 1996 Europe Football Cup playoffs.