Looking at what Shaun did with the most regular listened to artists on Last FM on Dis that showed out of top 20 only two were from the UK and 16 from the US and two Europe I think we really need to look at our own scene over here.
Some of my favorite artists are from these islands and I think people should give them more credit! So here's my recommendations:
David Thomas Broughton - www.myspace.com/davidthomasbroughton
Sons of Noel and Adrian - www.myspace.com/sonsofnoelandadrian
Tristam - www.myspace.com/tristramsongs
Alessi - www.myspace.com/alessisark
Wild Palms - www.myspace.com/wearewildpalms
Factory Floor - www.myspace.com/factoryfloor
Speak and the Spells - www.myspace.com/speakandthespells
Check them out all amazing bands.