I discovered British band Hard-Fi several years ago with the release of their Stars of CCTV album. I really loved that album and their follow-up Once Upon a Time in the West. They've got a new song on their web site called "Good for Nothing". Sounds really good and gives me high hopes for a great new album from these guys in the not-too-distant future.
And if you know of more bands like these guys, please let me know!
And if you're not familiar with Hard-Fi, here are a couple of great tunes from them.
"Hard to Beat"
"Living for the Weekend"
"Tied up too Tight"
"Better do Better"