I appreciate any suggestions, even if they're totally off the cuff.
So far I've got Pixies, The Fall and Sonic Youth pretty much covered but please disagree if you feel so inclined. I've seen Gang of Four and Half Man Half Biscuit mentioned on Amazon, and Ted Leo is thanked in the album sleeve for Travels with Myself and Another, but other than that there's not a great deal of information I've been able to find.
We're also expected to talk about influential movements so I'm thinking of grunge and CBGBs, but again I'm not really sure what aspects of the band they've influenced, if any.
The criteria specifically asks for artists, styles, seminal recordings and technologies (effects etc.) associated with the artist.