We heard a bunch of genre-bending bands towards the end of the 90s, groups that took alt-rock attitudes and mixed them electronica and elements of hip hop. Examples included Stereo MCs, Asian Dub Foundation and these guys: Lo-Fidelity Allstars, They came out of Leeds in 1996 and soon signed with an indie label called Skint.
Their biggest hit came with an album entitled How to Operate with a Blown Mind, which reached the Top 15 in the UK and made some decent inroads when it came to North American alternative radio. The biggest track from that album was “Battleflag”—which, by the way, is actually a cover of a song by a band out of Seattle called Pigenhed, who wrote the song as an homage to Prince. Seriously.