Was having this discussion with a mate last night, who i discovered was a VERY big fan of the Beautiful South. A bit different to his usual reserve of grime and ukhh. He had even gone to see them live with his mum!
I would have to say mine would be Blink182/Boxcar Racer/Angels & Airwaves and all those lads. something about their nasal whine and catchy hooks that strikes a chord with me