For reference on my preference, ten bands I like in no particular order: System of a Down, Pixies, Nirvana, Metallica, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers...I can't even name 10 without adding classic rock bands.
I know these are all popular mainstream bands, but they all were able to develop their own style without a record company's help.
I'm not genre specific on what kind of rock. Just as long as one band's music sounds good and like nobody else's.
So, are there any popular bands out there that fits my preference that I should be paying attention to, or any indie rock bands who have the potential to be the next great band?
Disclaimer: I'm not saying that whatever bands that I dislike suck. I'm saying they do not fit my preference.
Edit: Decided to make this easier for those who choose to reply. I'd appreciate those with suggestions would first reply by typing.
Name Of Band
And, please, don't literally type the above bold words. lol