In my post on Ukraine I mentioned two things that make me believe that my home country has a chance for the successful future. One of the things was an emergence of high-quality music bands. I see this as an indicator of upcoming changes in the society and in the state as a result.
For my English-speaking friends, I made a compilation of modern Ukrainian bands and artists that have English lyrics (just as a side note: this is only a subset of modern bands: the majority of the artists sing only in Ukrainian or Russian).
Onuka - modern electronic music created using some ethnic Ukrainian instruments.
Zetetics - young indie-rock band.
Secret Avenue - new wave, indie band influenced by the 70s-80s culture.
Brunettes Shoot Blondes - another young indie rock band, with very distinguishing vocal.
Jamala - Ukrainian jazz and pop superstar. Her voice is mesmerizing.
Gorchitza - another elctronic band, they are active and quite successful for several years now.
Lakewayband - indie-pop band, performing western-influenced music with sensual lyrics and romantic synths.
DaKooka - indie-rock / trip-hop / reggae artist.
Fontaliza - an alternative rock band.
Alloise - more electronic music from the front-woman of Gorchitza.
The Erised - a London-based band with Ukrainian roots.
Atomic Simao - a mixture of psychedelic and space rock.
The Moon Theory - one more super young indie band from Lviv.
ELEPHANT - acoustic indie-folk.
Sphingidae - alternative art pop.
Give this list a try, enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments.