For such a small place, Lanarkshire has had a huge impact on the world of music. Since the early 90s, Lanarkshire bands have become a mainstay of the music press, and have had a massive influence on other musicians: the Pastels and BMX Bandits influenced Kurt Cobain, while Teenage Fanclub spawned a legion of soundalikes (such as current media darlings, the Glasgow-based Cosmic Rough Riders). Mogwai and The Delgados are influencing today’s musicians, and a new generation of Lanarkshire bands are beginning to emerge from the underground scene.