Reef

Emerging at the height of Brit-pop, Reef had little in common with their British peers -- instead of sounding like an amaglam of the Beatles, the Jam and Stone Roses, they were indebted to the Stones and the Black Crowes -- but through constant touring, as well as being featured in a television commercial for Sony's Minidisc player, they managed to cultivate a large fan-base which expanded significantly with the release of their second album, Glow.