So when is a band real? When some mates get together to jam in a garage and start playing in pubs and moving up the greasy pole? When a record company puts some pretty faces together in a studio with a producer and slaps on the autotune? When a bunch of people who have made their names in other bands get together to form a supergroup? When someone sitting in their bedroom making home recordings needs to get a band together to take the songs out on the road?
What about when it’s a band in a TV series of a film? Is it any less real? As we continue our countdown of our favourite fictional bands, we’re starting to think that maybe some of these bands are better than many so-called ‘real’ bands out there.